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  • By Toni Partington
    May 18, 2012
    Here are four recent reviews of my book, Wind Wing. (5/18/12)*** Poetry Lovers Rejoice! Lyricism is reborn in "Wind Wing." A true daughter of Sappho rises in our midst, and her name is Toni Partington. Whether in deeply confessional poems, such as the title poem, written for her mother, or sororal anthems such as "Mermaids," or pungent observations on the general culture such as "Fat Straws," Partington has created a women's poetry for all people. I can think of no more apt acclaim than that which Edmund Wilson once rendered onto Edna St. Vincent Millay: "In giving supreme expression to profoundly felt personal experience, she was able to identify herself with more general experience and stand forth as a spokesman for the human spirit." David Madgalene, Windsor, CA *** "Have you ever considered trading your life for that of a crow’s? Toni Partington has in her poem, “It Matters To Notice These Things,”just one of many highly imaginative and... More > often brutally honest looks into the lives of women who have stared into the face of mental illness and other traumas. Ms. Partington will take you on a ride in an Impala, telling you what it’s really like ricocheting between two worlds with the wind-wing open. Her poems refuse to hide behind shame, embarrassment, or judgments. You will know by the end of this book that “silence is the great intoxicant / seduces you while it burns / a gaping hole in your throat.” Her book is a lesson about“boxes within boxes,” and will leave you with the knowledge that “cardboard castles / can’t survive in the rain.” In valiantly opening the Wind Wing, she gives us all the courage to conquer our greatest fears." M, Portland, Oregon *** “Toni Partington's Wind Wing is a deeply moving & compassionately observed collection of poems. Its lucid voice is deeply resonant & ultimately heartwarming.” David Meltzer, San Francisco, CA *** “Toni Partiington shows us the underbelly of women in the midst of challenges incomprehensible to some: mental illness, domestic violence, mothering broken children. Dignity, understanding and courage abound in this volume of tough yet lyrical poems.” Eileen Elliott, Vancouver, WA< Less
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Product Details

Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Moot Point Press
Published
December 26, 2009
Language
English
Pages
87
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.71 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
8.5 wide x 11 tall
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