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Taking the LEAP

American writer and poet Jamie Dedes, a former columnist and features writer, reviewed ‘Leap’ today in her Saturday Review series. I’m thrilled with her well-written, informative review (and tickled she’d put Anne Murray, k.d. lang, and Mark Vonnegut in the same sentence as my name) and wanted to share parts of it with my readers here.

“When I think of Canada, the first thing I think of is snow and Mark Vonnegut (The Eden Express, Memoir of Insanity), and voices clear and cool as mountain spring-water, k.d. lang and Anne Murray … and now I think of Heather Grace Stewart, a new-to-me poet, writer/journalist, children’s writer, and photographer,” writes Jamie.

She continues, “In this one collection, Leap, Heather deftly combines lightness and depth. It’s an honest, unpretentious look at life with all its risks and joys. We recommend that you take the Leap. The book is oversized with a paperback cover and illustrated with Heather’s photographs of family – especially her young daughter – and nature scenes. It can be purchased HERE for $9.99 with half the proceeds going to UNICEF’s Gift of Education project.

You can read the whole review and many other great posts over at Jamie Dedes’ site.

Thanks, as always, for reading and taking the leap with me.

'Poetry Rocks' copyright Meg Laufer 2010

14 thoughts on “Taking the LEAP

  1. i chanced upon jamie’s blog post and am so delighted to discover your poetry…really liked the one on ‘motherhood’ and your last couple of blog posts…look forward to reading more…thanks for sharing 🙂

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  2. I see one day Heather visiting India. I promise to organise a reading session for her. And I believe many copies will be sold out here. If we come across something good, we must spread it.

    Isn’t Heather infectious? Well, I feel she is.

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  3. As I said on Jamie’s page in response:
    “She simply observes life happening and writes about it from her own perspective. And it is amazing.”

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