Source Notes: Seventh Decade

The latest poetry collection from prolific author Heather Tosteson, Source Notes: Seventh Decadeis one of those treasured books one finishes and begins to read again. At turns searching and assured, troubled and contented, the poems here range from the deeply personal — including terrible trauma and recovery — to the universally felt. Ostensibly a meditation on the joys of aging, tip-toeing on the penumbra of wisdom, Tosteson’s poems hopscotch around the space-time continuum, visiting the indelible past, the magical present, and the hopeful future. Seldom opaque or inscrutable, even when leaving posed questions unanswered, “Source Notes” includes many ravishing collages of text in nature. It’s altogether artful, worth multiple visits.

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