Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret
among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture Marly Youmans is a novelist and poet out of sync with the times
but in tune with the ages. --First Things

Monday, May 16, 2011

BAHR-blurb for THE THRONE OF PSYCHE

When a person reads a Marly Youmans poem, all the spaces ‘round about fall silent. The busy world is hushed, and her words, each one perfect and pinned in its perfect place, rise into the silence and burst into light. I, a poor mortal, can explain her work in no other terms.

--Howard Bahr

5 comments:

  1. Lovely. I hope the rest of the world comes to appreciate your work in a like way.

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  2. Thanks, Robbi! And now I'm off, on the road...

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  3. What a lovely thing to have said about one's work.
    He's right though... : )

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  4. Don't you just love him. Such a beautiful quote about your poetry and so true.

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  5. Whew. Finally home... By midnight tomorrow, we'll all be home, too.

    And thanks for the lovely comments, Paul and Susanna!

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Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.