Valerie Lawson (Poetry) | Robbinston, ME
- As Far Away (University of Maine at Machias Press, 2014). Poetry.
- Ribbon Anvil (Blue-Eyed Dog Press, 2005). Poetry.
Press & Reviews
Vivid, lucid imagery jumps off every page and strikes you with it’s wonderful, lyrical verse. Highly recommended to poetry lovers everywhere….
—Midwest Book Review
Valerie Lawson’s crisp lines startle us with their concision—so effective in, among others, her inimitable nature poems. In Dog Watch we meet a fully arrived poet of passionate intelligence, able to speak forthrightly.
— X. J. Kennedy
(S)o many poems… stand out with special clarity, for the unexpected views of reality they offer, for their daring use of language, and for the intelligent, sentient human voice behind all of them.
— Rhina Espaillat
I was startled by how much meaning Lawson managed to convey through physical description….
— G. Murray Thomas, Poetix, Poetry for Southern California
Lawson pens poetry with rich imagery and emotional resonance.
—Doug Holder, Ibbetson Street Press
Ribbon Anvil displays great beauty and uncommon twinges of longing, crisp images, and unsoftened edges, signatures of poetic roundness and hard work- really amazing!
—Nicki Miller, American University, Washington, DC
The sumptuous images in Lawson’s poetry flow effortlessly, we can almost drink them. Her book (Ribbon Anvil) is well worth reading, again and again.
—Ernie Wight, Ibbetson Street Press