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Must Read: Barbies at Communion by Marcus Goodyear

Few genre of literature can tweek our sensibilities, reframe our outlooks, or engage the soul as poetry can.

Few writers are as profoundly insightful, authentically sensitive or refreshingly honest as Marcus Goodyear is.

I am captivated by his new collection of poems, Barbies at Communion.

From the introduction:

“Poetry is waiting for us just around the corner, in a book on the coffee table, in a phrase from the pulpit, in the wag of a dog’s tail, in Barbie dolls and quantum physics and vacations and rituals and work and play.

“Wherever we go, poetry is playing hide-and-seek with us. Whenever we sit still enough and quiet enough, we can hear poetry shuffling in its hiding place, trying not to make too much noise.”

If you even remotely enjoy poetry, then you will love these poems that peek and poke and play without ever needing to pontificate or preach.

Goodyear’s verse repeatedly catches me off-guard as he makes me chuckle, challenges my assumptions and gives me occasion to pause and reflect.

Barbies at Communion belongs squarely at the top of your “Must Read” list.

- Karl Edwards

3 Responses to “Must Read: Barbies at Communion by Marcus Goodyear”

  1. Marcus Goodyear Says:

    Wow, Karl! Thanks for these kind words. I really appreciate your encouragement.

  2. L.L. Barkat Says:

    Loved this review. Yes, a must-read. :)

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