From childhood to politics, Ms. Kelley takes the reader through spells of desperate darkness. Her second book courageously travels through cathartic verse and providential poetry. The book journeys through pain and sorrow, with gentle interludes into tranquility and grace. With the potency of words and frailty of human emotion, her poetry will lead you into fears, elusions, and aspirations for harmony. Let her perceptions of time and humanity pierce you with each daring page, as she pulls flesh from bones and sings by candlelight.
‘Ways of Death’ sings of the darkness these poems fearlessly deliver. Lines ring of loss, a cacophony of absence turns to melody under Christine’s pen. Sheet after sheet of tenderness, then love. She sings to the darkness we are all in. And reminds us, we are not alone.
– Andrea Marie Niceschwander
"Christine Ann Kelley's poems are powerful and dark, and their imagery is intense."
- M. Stefan Strozier (World Audience... More > publishers, USA)< Less