Diamond Cutters: Visionary Poets in America, Britain, & Oceania, edited by Andrew Harvey and Jay Ramsay, is a major and important testament to poetry which seeks and succeeds in transforming the reader. A special bravo to have included the obscure yet memorable mystic-poet, Lewis Thompson’s “The Heart of the World”.  Among the gems are William Stafford’s “When I Met my Muse” and “Climbing Along the River.” And Jay Ramsay’s, “Only Listen” and “St. Ives” helping us to fill the inner void of today’s flattened world. Also notable is Irina Kuzminsky’s “Ground Zero” and “In the Beginning”.  More than ever, it is a time for poetry to aid us - despite all facts - to rise.  
Catherine Ann Jones, The Way of Story; Freud’s Oracle


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