Seven Stars

On Seven Stars 

Dale Wisely's cycle of poems, Seven Stars, is a stunning achievement. I read it the first time with mounting admiration, not just for its artful language, but also for the grace -- in every sense of that word -- of its narrative arc. The poems take us deep into painful subjects, from nightmarish childhood visions of hell to adult memories of a gory suicide, and yet always retain their humor and their humanity. Dale accomplishes exactly what every writer should hope to accomplish one day; he tells a story worth telling and tells it with poetic economy as well as maximum moral power.

--Howie Good sure to not miss Dale Wisely's poems because his poems just kill me.

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