January 25, 2011

New Poetry Book, Seriously Dangerous, by Helen Losse

Poet Helen Losse has a new poetry book, Seriously Dangerous, coming out in May from Main Street Rag.  It's selling for $14 and has 92 pgs.  If you pre-order by May 3, 2011, you can purchase her book at the discount price of $9.00.  Check it out.


In Seriously Dangerous, as in her other work, Helen Losse shuns the commercial world in favor of the natural one and remains stunningly true to herself and her spiritual vision. As she notes in her seminal poem, "Where Light is Going," "It would be easier to speak as others believe,/not to feel the ocean's intentions nor to sense/the pull of the moon." And indeed, the success of Seriously Dangerous is contingent upon Losse's refusal to accept that easy path.

Tim Peeler, author of Checking Out

In her latest book, Seriously Dangerous, Helen Losse writes "watching a sunset becomes the home/to which I must return". Her images embrace close observations of both the natural world and of human nature, of love and of losses. These are poems that examine observations to reveal truths otherwise unseen. Losse returns again and again to times when one feels at home in the world and to the times when one doesn't. A reader will no doubt find poems like I did to return to again and again.

Malaika King Albrecht,
editor of
Redheaded Stepchild, author of Lessons in Forgetting

With the keen observations of a naturalist and the reflective probing of a theologian, Losse's poems unearth epiphanies from ordinary life. Seeing Queen Anne's Lace or a Dried-Up River Bed become occasions for spiritual renewal and revelatory wonder. Losse invites her readers on a soul's journey from mountain peaks to valleys. Her collection Seriously Dangerous is like the liturgical dancer that holds the candle, and whose performance rises like incense. Losse's poems dance and sing the spirit alive.

Robert Abbate, author of Courage of Straw

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