Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Judi Benson

Judi Benson has three new poems published here on Sunk Island Review. Two deal with the loss of her much loved husband, the poet Ken Smith , who had one of the most wonderful voices ever heard on radio.

I think the poem Love's Logic, the second poem of the three featured, is a beautiful testament to the power of abiding love and to the grief of losing the love of your life. Follow the link on the site and you'll hear Judi reading some of her work.

I also see Rob is listed on the sidebar of Sunk Island - it is indeed a small world.

(Judi has been wonderfully supportive of my own attempts to write. She told me that she thinks "Peeling Onions is a wee masterpiece and can only imagine how much editing and condensing you had to do, as your journal would have been full. And yet, it says it all in such a succinct space. I feel it is where experience transcends into art and you have succeeded. This is only a first reading, will read again and will recommend and treasure. Love the illustration as well." as previously mentioned she did a two year writer's in residence stint with an oncology unit so she knows what she's talking about.)

2 Comments:

Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

I loved the poems ... they break your heart though.

12:14 pm  
Blogger apprentice said...

Yes they are sad, but why stop saying you love someone just because they're no longer here?

1:45 pm  

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