Silk Cotton and Other Trees
$9.99
Silk Cotton and Other Trees
By Hazel Simmons-McDonald
US$ 9.99
Book Description

Hazel Simmonds-McDonald, a writer whose works have previously appeared in such notable journals as Savacou, The Literary Review and The Atlanta Review, provides poetry lovers with a rare treat with her debut novel of collected power, Silk Cotton and Other Trees.

Artistically inspired, her poems are textured works of sound and rhythm which reveal a true ear for cadence. There is a refreshing experimentation with form and metre, ranging from the skilful manipulation of the traditional sonnet forms to free verse and prose poetry. In content, the themes are occasionally haunting and unsettling, forcing a reflection on the more sobering aspects of life, yet simultaneously reminding us of its inherent beauty and hope.

Table of Contents
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgments
  • Table of Contents
  • Dream Season
  • Rejections
  • Ted
  • School Play
  • Pretender
  • Feathers
  • Homecoming
  • Retrospective
  • Equivocation
  • Driftwood
  • A Noble Prize
  • Carving
  • Comfort
  • Scavenger
  • Forty-something Blues
  • A Modern-day Lynching
  • Oh Glory!
  • Toll Takers
  • Mea Culpa
  • Passing
  • Trees
  • Parasite
  • Silk Cotton trees
  • Metaphors for Poetry
  • Sculpting
  • Interlude
  • Strange Wheat
  • Sea Dream
  • Tragic Muse
  • Wind Song
  • Orchids
  • Mary of Magdala
  • Symphony
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