Four book reviews by Ann Johnson-Murphree

Review of ‘The Longing To Be’:

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“What can I say about Allison Grayhurst and her creativity that has not already been said…she is a prolific poet. Her poetry has touched my heart and soul,” Ann Johnson-Murphree, poet and author.

 

The Longing to Be Review

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Review of ‘Pushing Through the Jelly Fire’:

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“Another Grayhurst masterpiece, Allison’s work has inspired me to continue creating and reading poetry,” Ann Johnson-Murphree, poet.

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Review of ‘The Many Lights of Eden’:

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“I have been slow at responding to reviews for Allison Grayhurst due to summer’s busy days, however she brings life to each poem, heart to the images and everyone should have a collection of Grayhurst Poetry,” Ann Johnson-Murphree, poet.

The Many Lights of Eden review

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Review of ‘For Every Rain’:

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“Great collection, once again outstanding creativity,” Ann Johnson-Murphree, poet.

For Every Rain review

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Quote and short Interview

 

“We’ve recently received the work of Toronto poet Allison

Grayhurst, a collection of vivid imagery and gripping

enjambment that puts the reader in a spiralling world

of despair. By using language to express the human 

conflicts of inner turmoil and the way in which our past

burdens interact with the subconscious, the self and

the world around us, Grayhurst sculpts poems that are

revealing and confessional, as well as technically adept

in their formatting and diction,” 

David Eatock, The Continuist.

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A Short Interview:

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Drunk Monkey Interview 2Drunk Monkey Interview 3

Drunk Monkeys 4Drunk Monkeys 3

 

http://www.drunkmonkeys.onimpression.com/thieves-of-muse/

http://www.drunkmonkeys.us/poetry/2015/3/5/thieves-of-muse-by-allison-grayhurst

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Thieves Of Muse 

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I hope my star does not

 

shift from Earth and sight,

 

into galaxies unbridled by

 

God. And that my vision has

 

hair and pulse, enough

 

to reach the primal light, grow

 

a new strength with each

 

passing defeat.

 

 

In hours of climbing the worn pillars of love, as death

forces on through sleep, futility & tears, and climbing,

climbing to no avail, to see no sun, feel only the cold 

shattering of heartbreak and the mind undoing . . .

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Copyright © 1997 by Allison Grayhurst

 

https://allisongrayhurst.com/2014/04/16/thieves-of-muse/