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10 thoughts on “Multiverse

  1. says:

    Far More Than A Poetic Experiment

    MULTIVERSE by Cheryl Snell is a short collection of poignant poems that edge the idea of a MULTIple universe replacing the concept of a simple UNIverse. But lest the reader be afraid that the scientific aspect of this premise is prevalent in this collection, it must be pointed out that despite the original 'idea' of the title, the poems in this collection are immediately accessible, very beautiful works indeed.

    The flow and meaningful content of this book of poems by a seasoned writer is made even more seductive by the addition of expressionistic paintings by Janet Snell. Rarely have poems been so well 'illustrated' or at least so integrated as they are by the two Snells working in tandem. At the heart of these poems and art is a sense of home, of the sounds of and sense of night, and the radiant meanderings of on seasonal strokes. And yet Snell knows how to bring all of nature together, to include humans, in a touching manner. For example:

    DYING SEASON
    By the time our father bolted
    from his sickbed to squeeze
    the nurse's breast, we'd worked
    ourselves into a frenzy of waiting.

    When he fell back on the pillow,
    He's sleeping, we whispered.
    He can't hear our words' mad buzz.

    Outside, a dragonfly, transparent
    wings on a blue-tinged stick,
    hovered above a broken cricket
    dragging though the backyard thatch.

    It rose up, sudden as a mind changing,
    and the room sagged with breath
    held against the last thing we wanted to see:
    a pair of wings escaping, the world left out of reach.

    This is a collection of poems to be lingered over, like reminders of first views or experiences we usually keep to ourselves for fear that speaking of them will make them lost to us. Snell has captured these moments and we can only hope she will continue to write such tender thoughts as well as in MULTIVERSE. Grady Harp


  2. says:

    Multiverse is a collection of poems inspired by science but grounded in the everyday, where a pitcher can strike out a seagull and newlyweds orbit each other like shepherd moons. The author is not afraid of the dark---she brings to light a disgruntled God, the death throes of a star, what occurs when a soul escapes a body. One of the early collaborations by the sisters Snell.


  3. says:

    I really like this chapbook from MiPO. Both Snells' (author and painter) works soar in this lovely book. It was interesting to watch the movement of fear between the poems: first in the scent of violets, then to Fight or Flight and the heart's leaping, and the Risk with its phobias. A nervous and wonderful collection of art fused with poetry.


  4. says:

    Thank you for sending me the recommendation! I so enjoyed the writings, and the art, was amazing! It piece went so well with the words, beside it. I am going to email the link to some friends. thank you again!


  5. says:

    Cheryl Snell's poems are rich, integrative, witty, and beautifully composed.


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Multiverse A sciencethemed chapbook of poems by Cheryl Snell, with paintings by Janet Snell, now in paperback at lulushopcherylsnellPublished by GOSS mipoesias