A Commentary on Life, as seen through the eyes of Valeri Beers A Review of …details… by Alex Conrad

A cute little package arrived in the mail the other day including a book of poetry by Valeri Beers entitled “…details…” and at first glance I didn’t know what I was getting myself into.  As soon as I opened the pages of the book, I was blown away by how simply put everything was.  But through the simplicity of the poetry, the messages of the three “L”s (Love, Lust, and Loss) were made clear.  If I were to choose a favorite poem from this wonderful collection of poems, I would have to choose “Wondering Edge”, for I could sense the feeling that the speaker had at the moment they realized that their partner was gone for good.  Loss is one of those emotions that can cause writers to create beauty out of the darkness.  Out of darkness and despair shall come a beautiful thing!

😀 Thank you for your nice words Alex 😀

a review of …details… from Frank Esposito at Poetry Pasta

Valeri Beers has a unique talent for capturing life. But what is most wonderful in her writing is her ability to take us effortlessly along into her journey. Like Alice, these poems etched by Valeri, bring us wondrously through her own glass into an experience that is totally unexpected.
  We see what she feels, what she holds dear, what she calls us to hear, to the moment it happens. She is not shy in her writing only sparse, her poems inviting us into a space never cluttered, always generous, so we have room to fill in the edges with our own fears and desires. She is not hesitant to share the shocks and whispers, cries and longings of her own humanity. Soon we find ourselves like a bird perched on a branch looking into a garden, pondering, bobbing our heads, at what oddly different beings are like, and thinking now I understand.
  Sometimes a steadfast fist, other times a slacking wrist, her prose rallies us almost magically into insights and epiphanies. We become like her, watchers through a screen door.

A review of my poetry book …details… by The Writer’s Drawer

An intriguing collection of poems, full of evocative imagery. Love, love lost, and yearning are the main themes, but there are also others. Some of the poems, such as “Alchemy,” “$20 Dollar Words,” and “HER” bring to mind short, pithy, Asian-style poetry, which I’ve always enjoyed.  I especially liked “Hands,” as well as “Midas Touch, “Long Division,” and “Uncertain Embers.”

 

Reviewed by Beryl Belsky of The Writer’s Drawer (www.thewritersdrawer.net)

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Thank you for these very nice words Beryl!

A review of my poetry book …details… by The Writer’s Drawer

An intriguing collection of poems, full of evocative imagery. Love, love lost, and yearning are the main themes, but there are also others. Some of the poems, such as “Alchemy,” “$20 Dollar Words,” and “HER” bring to mind short, pithy, Asian-style poetry, which I’ve always enjoyed.  I especially liked “Hands,” as well as “Midas Touch, “Long Division,” and “Uncertain Embers.”

 

Reviewed by Beryl Belsky of The Writer’s Drawer (www.thewritersdrawer.net)

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Thank you for these very nice words Beryl!