FEELING IN THE GAP, by Joni Grâce
Signed by Author, Softcover March 2021. The author's first book of poems chronicles moments of deep feeling and reflection about life, love, loss and the resiliency of a seeking heart. In this passionate work we meet a fragile, yet fierce, humanness--a complex amalgam of love and longing seeking the more of self and other that is findable only by the heart within and between us. The Gap is a remarkable testament to an insistent urge for life and creation despite, and perhaps also because of, the turmoil in our world.
Cover photography by Joni Grâce; Interior illustrations by Malinda Labriola; Edited by Terah Cox with Malinda Labriola. See reviews below.
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Praise for Feeling in the Gap...
“The range of emotions in this collection—so human, so vulnerable —is fulfilled in every moment of extracted wisdom and the willingness to ‘lie down…get up…lie down…get up’ again and again.” ~ Arnie Roman, award-winning songwriter and librettist
"The emotional insight and deeply personal command of metaphor and meaning in this work is as courageous as it is cathartic.” ~ Ilene Angel, author of How to Calm the Hell Down and Be Happy
"The Gap poignantly depicts both existential despair and a stubborn perseverance to knit together the dropped stitches of life, to bring together the disconnected edges.” ~ Barbara Thompson, co-author of The Craving Brain – Science, Spirituality and the Road to Recovery; Executive Director of Solutions for Interrupted Education