The following blurbs describe the book:
CREPE ROSES, by Brenda Kay Ledford, is tithed to the deep mountains of the poet's beloved western North Carolina. This stirring collection is the plat of the heart, a litany of memory that becomes palpable as the land itself. Indeed memory, along with the Adamic impulse to name every signpost-to list those names in sorrow and triumph, to wander among them, crying out, as if they are lost, though they remain underfoot-is this book's constant, thrumming trope. As the speaker attests in the poem, "Ceaseless Verse," "The poetry of the earth never ceases." Nor does the reader's pleasure with these elegant poems.
--Joseph Bathanti, former Poet Laureate of North Carolina
CREPE ROSES by Brenda Kay Ledford is a patchwork quilt of experiences and memories pieced together with the skillful words of an established poet. The multi-hued fragments give a view of the Blue Ridge where "moments tick like hours on the wrap-around porch." The ancient Appalachians come alive in her poems as a "breeze ricochets across the porch resurrecting buried dreams." A dedicated writer, her remembrances bring much to us all. Settle down and visit Chunky Gal Mountain, Winding Stairs Gap, and Shewbird Mountain where a Full Wolf Moon spills honey. A delightful read!
--C. Pleasants York, North Carolina Poetry Society President, Author of "Pleasantries, Weaver of Destiny" and "Dream Within A Dream
Brenda Kay Ledford's poetry book, CREPE ROSES, is available on www.amazon.com.