Reviews, Vol. 4.3, Sept. 2010
Cover painting by Cynthia Reeser
Tiger’s Eye Press, 2010
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.