What Others Are Saying
About Page Turner:
Valerie is offering us an opportunity with Page Turner. What she is giving us is a chance to take a journey through verse guided by someone who crafts it with intentionality and curiosity. Smooth or Lumpy, these poems, with special attention to syntax and diction, are crafted in a way that conveys how poetry can widen our sight and deepen our exploration of our own lives and all the things happening around us. Dasan Ahanu, Poet, Emcee, Writer, Playwright, Performance Artist, Lecturer, Educator
Valerie Macon collects delicious moments—moments of irony, of coincidence, of exaltation and transcendence—and asks us to taste them, rolling them around on our tongues to savor the complex flavors.
About The Shape of Today:
Thomas Graves has put together a list of top 100 poetic fragments–”fragmentary glimpses of hot”– gleaned from poems that appear in the Best American Poetry Book 2015. Although Blank Canvas is not included in the BAP, a poetic fragment from this poem is listed as number 26 of top the top 100: coats fat over lean with a bright brush.