Poetry & Art | Soft cover | Full color | $18
Praise for Gathering the Soft
Becky Dennison Sakellariou has written a poem of ineffable beauty where her gorgeous descriptions (“burst pomegranates,” “overripe guava,” “half-opened peach-pink/dogwood buds”) are matched by Tandy Zorba’s delicate, spare drawings that loop with splashes of color, offering us deeper dimensions into Sakellariou’s poem. There are many poems written today about the effects of breast cancer, but few have the power of this carefully limned book. Sakellariou’s passion and her introspection combine in a poem of great truth and beauty. I recommend it to anyone interested in exploring the contemplation of death and the celebration of life.
Betsy Snider, poet, Acworth, NH
About the Author
About the Author: Becky Dennison Sakellariou was born and raised outside of Boston, MA, and in 1965, she moved to Greece where she married, settled and thrived for more than 40 years. She now lives half of each year in New Hampshire and half in Greece. Both her passionate attachment to Greece and her strong, abiding roots in New England have given her the gift of two extraordinarily singular perspectives on peoples, cultures, geography and daily living which inhabit and enrich her writing. She is the author of two chapbooks, The Importance of Bone and What Shall I Cry?; a full-length collection, Earth Listening; and The Possibility of Red/H Πιθανοτιτα του Κοκκινου, a bi-lingual, Greek/English, collection.