All In Measure - A Book of Hours, 2020-2022
All in Measure, Heather Saunders Estes' gorgeous Book of Hours, is a delight for the senses and for the soul. Grounded in sensitive and sensual rhythms of earth and sea, All in Measure is truly a paean to gratitude and joy. Like the medieval Books of Hours, these poems are songs of praise, songs of ritual, songs of hope - but with a thoroughly modern twist. Heather has a keen eye and ear for nature and for her own inner workings. The poems in All in Measure are letters tapped into prayers; it is a book to read and reread, a book to treasure.
- Angie Minkin, author of Balm for the Living and coauthor of Dreams and Blessings
Heather Saunders Estes's writing exudes a vibrant and rich observation of the stillness of life during the pandemic. Her poems are an enchanting reminder to fully embrace the beauty available in the smallest moments of the day.
-Steph Catella, PsyD licensed psychologist, author of forthcoming The Emotional Intelligence Skills Workbook: Building Better Communication and Stronger Relationships
All in Measure: A Book of Hours is a profound vision of, and commitment to, daily life - a passionate celebration of family life, the world of birds, the weather, the movement of the sun from morning to night, with a ceremonial sense of time. Heather Saunders Estes is a woman living completely in an expansive view of her time and her place. I recommend All in Measure to any reader who wants to enlarge their view of poetry. I dog-eared the poems I liked best and found that there were so many that I ignored my dog's ears.
- Barry Goldensohn, Author of The Hundred Yard Dash Man and Visitor's EntranceAbout the Author
When Heather left her long-term career as Chief Executive Officer for Planned Parenthood Northern California after 37 years, she transitioned to writing poetry. Her third book intimately chronicles the gratitude, fears and contemplations in the life of one person during the three pandemic years, using an ancient cadence of days. Her beliefs about the importance of appreciation, while more pagan and idiosyncratic than the