Poetry is yoga to me, stretching and sweating out my wounds and prayers in words that wash me clean. I have two books of poetry published by Write The Future, both illustrated by Susi Lulaki. Both carry the metaphor of the “kitchen” as the place where we create and manage our daily lives. I hope you will dig in and enjoy a heaping bowl from Louise’s Caveat Kitchen and Second Helpings of Louise’s concoctions.
Comments on Louise’s Caveat Kitchen
Juicy, earthy and delicious. These are poems good enough to eat!
Victoria Moran, Author, Living a Charmed life
Patricia Gray’s poetry is delicious AND nutritious. It’s also insidious. It starts off by intriguing you with passion in the produce aisle, then leaving your funny bone in the soup, but ends up eating its way into your consciousness. Eros, Bacchus, and Pomona cavorting and banqueting at the Hy-Vee. Crosby Kemper III, Executive Director of Kansas City Public Library
I have your book sitting on my kitchen counter. Each night, while I’m waiting for dinner to cook, or the family to come to the table, I pick it up and read a few poems. Each time I smile to myself or laugh and have to read one aloud. This is a wonderful compilation of work. The cohesive nature of this collection is brilliant. I want to buy a copy for every girlfriend I have ever “cooked” with! Andree DeBauge , Busy Mother
Geesh, the edges of these remind me of a tin can that has been hacked open by a sharp pronged can opener that predates the manual rotary model!! Reach into the back of those dark, cluttered cabinets that haven’t been disturbed since Granny kicked several months ago and the estate went into probate. Bring all of those expiration date challenged items out into the light of day and concoct some nouveau-retro tapas du jour. Amusement is in the head of the reader, twisted or not. Keep these warped thangs comin’. Peggy Quinn
It amazes me that you can write a poem that joyfully skims the water and then one that is really deep. You are like the major league pitcher who can alternate a fastball with a curve and a sinker. Ron Miriani, Park University