“Her poems read like the journal entries of a mystic – perhaps that what they are. They are abstract and vivid, like a dreamy manifestation of soul. This is the best way, in prose, one can describe the music which is … the poetry of Allison Grayhurst.” – Blaise Wigglesworth, ”Oh! Magazine: Ryerson’s Arts and Culture Voice”.
“Read at your peril. You will never look at this world in quite the same way again. Your eye will instinctively search the sky for eagles and scan the dark earth for the slightest movement of smallest ant, your heart will reach for tall mountains, bathe in the most intimate of passions and in the grain and grit of our earth. Such is Allison Grayhurst. Such is her poetry,” Eric M. Vogt, Poet and Author
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New book titles below were written in this order:
Book 1: Journey of the Awakening, 1997, Edge Unlimited Publishing
Book 2: The Longing to Be, 1998, Edge Unlimited Publishing
Book 3: Death and Other Possibilities, 2000, Edge Unlimited Publishing
Book 4: Outliving the Inevitable, 2002, Edge Unlimited Publishing
Book 5: Into My Mortal, 2004, Edge Unlimited Publishing
Book 6: Red thread – Black thread, 2006, Edge Unlimited Publishing
Book 7: The Many Lights of Eden, 2008, Edge Unlimited Publishing
Book 8: Pushing Through The Jelly Fire, 2010, Edge Unlimited Publishing
Book 9: The River is Blind, 2012, Edge Unlimited Publishing
Book 10: Seamless – A Collection of Love Poems, 2012, Edge Unlimited Publishing Book 11: If I Get There – Poems of Faith and Doubt, a collection, 2012, Edge Unlimited Publishing
”Allison Grayhurst’s poetic prose is insightful, enwrapping, illuminating and brutally truthful. It probes the nature of the human spirit, relationships, spirituality and God. It is sung as the clearest song is sung within a cathedral by choir. It is whispered as faintly as a heartbroken goodbye. It is alive with the life of a thousand birds in flight within the first glint of morning sun. It is as solemn as the sad-sung ballad of a noble death.THE RIVER IS BLIND is a must-read,” Eric M. Vogt, poet and author.
“When I read Allison Grayhurst’s poetry, I am compelled by the intensity and strength of her spirituality. Her poems undulate through paradoxes with much feeling and often leave me breathless, shaken. Allison Grayhurst’s poems are both beautiful and difficult to behold,” Anna Mark, poet and teacher.
“A river is in Allison Grayhurst’s poems. Sometimes it rages over boulders hidden beneath rapids. Sometimes it is as calm and placid as a summer day reflecting skies so blue they are as unusual as a Stellar Jay’s wings. The emotions in her poems sear with the power of Sylvia Plath. This is as serious a poet as is writing poetry today. For those adventurous enough to venture into a river wild, deep, calm, beautiful, shadowed, light, filled with moods and emotions of both an inner and the earth’s landscape, then this is a journey worth taking. It leads to experiences that have the texture and substance of life,” Thomas Davis, poet, educator, playwright, and novelist.
“Allison Grayhurst intertwines a potent spirituality throughout her work so that each poem is not simply a statement or observation, but a revelation that demands the reader’s personal involvement. Grayhurst’s poetic genius is profound and evident. Her voice is uniquely authentic, undeniable in its dignified vulnerability as it is in its significance,” Kyp Harness, singer/songwriter, author.
“Allison Grayhurst’s poems are like cathedrals witnessing and articulating in unflinching graphic detail the gritty angst and grief of life, while taking it to rare clarity, calm and comfort. Grayhurst’s work is haunting, majestic and cleansing, often leaving one breathless in the wake of its intelligence, hope, faith and love amidst the muck of life. Many of Allison Grayhurst’s poems are simply masterpieces. Grayhurst’s poetry is a lighthouse of intelligent honour… indeed, intelligence rips through her work like white water,” Taylor Jane Green, Registered Spiritual Psychotherapist and author.