The words fall on the page like rain from a Louisiana thunderstorm, with poems drenched in drama, energy and emotion. “The Watermark” signals the first collection in 12 years from Alice Anderson, an award-winning poet who calls Sacramento home. Hurricane Katrina serves as a backdrop for some of the works, a catastrophic experience that Anderson dealt with first-hand as a former Louisiana resident. A sense of catharsis runs through this gripping collection of poems, whether it’s revealing the collateral damage of past traumas or reflecting on torrid relationships. Either way, prepare to be swept up in Anderson’s evocative literary gifts in “The Watermark.”
$14.49, 86 pages, Eyewear Publishing, store.eyewearpublishing.com
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