With Other Senses
Rebecca Maxwell possesses a depth of vision reserved for the few. For those of us who see only with our eyes, her poetry casts a new light on the world around us. Here are poems that touch the heart, make us smile, and waken us with their wisdom. Errol Broome, literary patron, Society of Women Writers Victoria. With Other Senses contains a smorgasbord of poems: environmental, personal, and philosophical. The physical and the spiritual are equally validated. Martin Samson, cultural historian, philosopher and educator. With this collection, Rebecca Maxwell invites us to a whole-hearted celebration of the senses, of difference and of language itself, beyond the senses. Provocative, teasing, scratchy, playful and indignant, a bemused love letter to nature in all its manifestations, including human. Yes, there is pain and loss here, but also a lifetime's garnered wisdom. Kristin Henry, poet.