A Pebble Thrown in Water by Stacy W. Julin

A Pebble Thrown in Water by Stacy W. Julin

Reviews, Vol. 4.3, Sept. 2010
Cover painting by Cynthia Reeser

Tiger’s Eye Press, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-9778017-6-3
Stapled, 32 pp., $8
A blurb review by Cynthia Reeser

Stacy W. Julin’s first poetry collection, like many first poetry collections, evidences a promising strength in use of language to capture observations ranging from the ordinary to the reminisced. In “Spider Memories,” Julin writes of

[…] little silken
thread babies hatching
in kaleidoscope hundreds
down my bedroom wall.

A Pebble Thrown in Water captures small, celebratory moments, many of those recalled from childhood. Sometimes, as in “Dreaming Herself Alive,” an interesting concept is unfortunately stifled with cliché and easy metaphor, but the potential is nonetheless present.

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