Parker J. Palmer, author of A Hidden Wholeness, of Let Your Life Speak, and of The Courage to Teach says that "I read a lot of poetry, but rarely do I read poems so elegant in their simplicity, so profound in their humanity. I read many accounts of great love and great loss, but rarely do I see suffering explored as honestly and hopefully as it is here. The faith that shines through these poems--so powerfully that it renews the reader's faith--is neither vague nor pious. It is bone-deep faith, a phrase that stands in paradoxical tension with the fact that bone cancer took Julie Cadwallader-Staub's beloved Warren from her and their children, leading to this painful and redemptive journey in language and life." Jay Parini, author of The Art of Subtraction: New and Selected Poems, sees this poetry as "full of what Julie Cadwallader-Staub calls 'bright blasts of truth." And Julie Salamon, author of Hospital and of Facing the Wind, believes that "While death hovers over this fine collection, life and love are the real subjects of Julie Cadwallader-Staub's poems.
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