White Ermine Across Her Shoulders

Ethel’s new book, White Ermine Across Her Shoulders is available now at Barnes and Noble and other online retailers:

White Ermine Across Her Shoulders has all the elements expected by
readers of Ethel Mortenson Davis’s poetry. The lines are highly imagistic
and intense. Descriptions of the earth’s beauty are intermingled with
comments, sometimes caustic, about the human experience. Often a
music rises that is both emotional and filled with language and insights
that remain in the memory long after the book has been put down. This,
Davis’s second volume, speaks eloquently about Kevin Michael Davis, her
son who died of cancer in 2010 in Poughkeepsie, NY, and touches on other
family relationships, making some of the poems more personal than those
she has published before. These poems are balanced with an understanding
of the universe and all of its creatures that encompasses both delight and
wisdom. What makes this collection appealing is an intellectual depth that
resonates, in the way of Emily Dickenson, with the imagistic and emotional
core that has always been a hallmark of Davis’s poetry.

4 Comments

Filed under Ethel Mortenson Davis, Poetry, Published Books

4 responses to “White Ermine Across Her Shoulders

  1. Congratulations to Ethel – I’m adding this book to my wish list! Ethel, the description of your poetry above fits perfectly with how I view your work – truly wonderful!!

  2. Anna Mark

    I read here with so much admiration.

  3. Congratulations, and I wish you both healing and love in the coming year.

  4. Caddo Veil

    Congratulations, Bravo!! I’m thoroughly happy for your success–how wonderful!!!

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