Nancy Dowds Brown
"Aptly titled "Seeking Center", this collection of poetry uses spare, visual language to conjure the "everydayness" of life alongside our deepest losses, and our wildest dreams. Joan Gelfand sculpts and paints word pictures as vividly as the artists whose work inspires many of the poems in this collection. Chances are you will hear an echo of your own heart, your own aching humanity in her words. And you may weep with recognition, as I did."