A note from the poet

Our country is in a sad state of division with regards to political ideology. However, I believe that we are not divided by what makes us human: such things as tears, sorrow, loss, as well as renewal and joy. The best poetry transcends and unites, reaches the heart by expressing what is common to the human spirit.

I believe inspiration is the true work of a poet – to use words like paint to make the world fresh, to enliven the ordinary, to render the insignificant eloquent.

Poetry is everywhere, and therefore, I never leave home without my notebook, my verbal camera, jotting down a ‘snapshot’ of how the ocean turns liquid silver just before sunset, or the body language of a leafless tree. Even remote images or feelings unrecorded never really leave, but store themselves in the brain’s hard drive to later find expression.

Although it is true that there is nothing new under the sun, a common experience filtered through the unique life experiences of a particular poet can expand and refresh our own understanding of a subject.

-Valerie Macon

New Book Coming Soon!

Page Turner

Life is a real page-turner. You never know what’s coming next.

Page Turner, Valerie Macon’s 5th book of poetry, engages the reader in the smooth and lumpy chapters of life with equal generosity. This lyrical poetry is full of energy and resounding with teachable moments. No happening is too small to escape the poet’s eye. The reader is lavished in lessons from the most unlikely instructors—a man howling as he harvests potatoes, a boy left to play in a modern-day lion’s den, a disappointing decision at the Snowball Shack.

Page Turner will expand and refresh your view of the ups and downs of living.