"Job Loss: A Journey in Poetry"

Donna Marie Merritt


Paperback - First Ed. Amer
World Rights
First Published 2010
Suggested retail: $7.95

Merritt's poetry is fresh, and refreshing. A blend of gentle ironic humour, expressions of inevitable frustration and loss and measures of gain and perspective. Making room at the table for the houseguest one hopes will go away: losing one's job, struggles with health. Written in a variety of poetic forms ranging from free verse to Haiku, we are taken on a human journey of spirit and practical matters.

Inspired and catalysed by personal insights and direct experience, each poem is a step forwards to recovery, even when representing a fall backwards. The result is a two-volume collection of work about the most difficult of things that we may experience. It is indeed Poetry For Tough Times with an upward and outward look towards an encouraging future and an inward meditation of the strengths that sorrow and joy can build and create.

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