The fierce poems of Julia Wendell’s The Sorry Flowers are full of hurt and love, moving between the past and the present with a sure, lyric step.

“Julia Wendell writes poems that give us back the world afresh; a world she reminds us how to love even as we mourn its losses. In her world, animals, family, nature all shape and reshape her soul until it becomes a guide for her readers, to help us make our way on our own difficult and mysterious journeys. These poems can shock and surprise, challenge and harrow; but always they entice, leaving us wanting more.”

 Jim Moore