poems speak in the voice of an old, trusted friend
who knows you, who has come to visit and remind you
of who you are and what a life is all about. They
speak not of the highs and lows, but about the grey
space between tragedy and tenderness, memory and
loss, fragility and perseverance - that space where
the soul and the truest self live."
- Richard Blanco, Presidential
"Kim Dower's poetry is a kind of miracle ...
wild with poetry's particular fever, tempered by a
rich inner life, fed by wisdom and knowledge one
gets walking up and down upon the earth with all of
one's senses fully alert - this fever can turn into
art, as it has, in poem after poem."
- Thomas Lux
Coming from Red Hen Press, Spring, 2019!
Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s
"By turns exuberant, sexy and sobering, Kim
Dower’s remarkable poems are known for their
extraordinary range. This fourth collection
finds her at the top of her game. Attuned to
the oddness of the quotidian and grounding
the metaphysical in the sharp sensations of
daily life, the poems in Tyrone Power’s
Grave invite us to live as fully and
generously as the poet herself.”
bestselling author of I LOVE DICK