"Drawing inspiration from photographic art, Follett has produced an intimate collection pulsing with the seasons and rejoicing in the beauty of detail. Follett skillfully unfolds a perceptive pathway towards the more profoundly spiritual. His love of language is revealed through exceptional, and often delightfully surprising, vocabulary. To immerse in this collection is to take a walk through the world with a treasured, sage friend – pleasurable, provoking, and enlightening."
Dale Winslow, Editor ~ NeoPoiesis Press
Cristina Umpfenbach-Smyth’s harmonies unfold as concise, crystalline miniatures, encapsulating natural states as though a Mary Oliver vision had been distilled for a haiku consciousness. But place her in a vector of discord, whether over breast cancer or the inability of others to forgive, and she will apply that same distillation to searing examinations of exquisitely-defined moments of fear and sorrow. By offering this yin and yang in a single volume of poetry, Umpfenbach-Smyth serves up the ideal balanced diet.
NightWing Publications Presents A powerful & touching collection of poetry chronicling the life stages of NY based writer Barbara H. Moore. "Barbara Moore writes as a witness describing her own creation, her own process through it, by naming the details in poetic terms that sink into the heart. She walks fearlessly through memory and dream as she welds with words to make a sculpted thing of beauty. Her passion for it is there, in the most delicate flourish to the simplest phrase, all of it turning on the wheel of experience that she has thrown into the mix as a sometimes canvas, sometimes mirror, to display the imagery that she commends so deftly. Read this work for the sake of opening what needs to be more open, for filling what needs to be filled".
A. Razor, Editor of Punk Hostage Press & Author of "Half-Century Status"
...and it happened under cover, the first collection published by NightWing Publications, is an intimate collection of poetry, prose & short stories revealing fantasies & desires too often kept hidden in the dark.
"How can one not fall in love with an anthology that begins with a quote by Jim Morrison, quoting Blake? At times whimsical, at times surreal, this collection runs the gamut of human emotions, indulges the senses, begs to be worn like sin "a hidden treasure, aching to be discovered. "Like a siren ripping through a quiet night," they speak of a "voluptuous Geoid" where your "pineal gland spins freely" in "the eternal weather of almighty passion" and no rules apply. "Stripped of the ghosts they wear", they command, demand attention. The reader is "rocked wildly beneath the weight of healing waters" and comes undone, a willful prisoner, exchanging cells and selves with the many poets. Beautifully edited by Alicia Winski and Rich Follett, and it happened under cover is meant to be savored with ecstasy.
Helene Cardona, Actress and Author of Dreaming My Animal Selves