Listening For Cactus

Mary McGinnis

ISBN 0-9644196-4-5
96 pages


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These poems are celebrations of the seen and unseen, the New Mexico landscape, its colors, and silences. Blind since birth, she has written with power and humor about the disability experience, wild pears, and the dreams she doesn't remember. "To be a true poet one must acquire the skill of listening beyond the sound spectrum assigned to humans. These poems reveal an adept listener, one who has been listening to time move through cactus, the sky, lovers, and all manner of tender and funny human behavior. I have been listening to the poems of Mary McGinnis for many years. They continue to move me to listen." Joy Harjo, poet and musician.

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