BOOK REVIEW: Church: Retrospective by Missy Church
Reviewed by Bill Gainer –
Missy Church – is someone who knows how to pull herself through the muck, slush, beauty and passion of life’s mind fields. Her poems are woven from the fiber of what makes her breath. She allow you to feel, touch, see, be part of, and search through that jumble of emotions that passed through all of our days. Church doesn’t waste time telling you the who, where, or why she is – she whispers her rage, her vulnerability, the emotional content of her every day. Reading her is as if she’s sitting in the room with you waiting to be held, waiting for you, the reader, to help contain the emotional explosion of a young woman spinning in the chaotic jumble of what is. Read her, love her. In Church: Retrospective se give you that “more” of what poems are supposed to be. She goes to the inside of things. And it’s beautiful. Did I mention, Church and her work are easy to fall in love with? Read her and you will – too.
*photo by Cassandra Dallet