The poems within A Certain Slant of Light are expertly tuned, perfectly pitched meditations about nature, time, and the seasons — radiant windows of keen observation that rise up from their surface glimmering, and reveal the talents of a disciplined and skilled artist. I was struck by the ease of her voice, the lush use of sonics, and her compassionate wisdom. This is a marvelous book that reveals a sense of wonder, as though the inspired moment has never been before; its illuminations are bright and timeless.
Barbara Novack is Writer-in-Residence and member of the English Department at Molloy College. She founded and hosts Poetry Events and Author Afternoons there and, off-campus, presents creative writing programs and workshops. Her recent books include the novel J.W. Valentine, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and finalist for Pushcart Press Editor’s Book Award, full-length poetry collection Something Like Life, and the chapbook Do Houses Dream?, finalist for the Blue Light Press Poetry Prize (2015). She is listed in the Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers and Who’s Who of American Women.