Get Your Free Copy of NoiseTrade’s Memorial Day Favorite

Delicate Machinery SuspendedHey, it’s a holiday weekend.

How about celebrating with a free ebook?

(Well, it’s free if you want. You can also leave a tip if you want to show the author some love.)

NoiseTrade’s Will Hodge has a recommendation for your Memorial Day weekend download at NoiseTrade.

He writes:

Delicate Machinery Suspended, a collection of transitory poems from Anne M. Doe Overstreet, promises to “take you from deserts to constellations, pomegranates to milk & brandy, in language so flawless you won’t want to let it go.” Does that sound like something you could go for on a long holiday weekend? Immerse yourself in the poetry … and you’ll see why Luci Shaw of Harvesting Fog stated that Overstreet “employs the skilled chemistry that swells the words back into realities so startling and new that no object or person remains unchanged.”

Need some more persuasion?

Scott Cairns, author of Slow Pilgrim, Short Trip to the Edge, and Compass of Affection writes:

To love well is to offer one’s full attention. To serve others is often a matter of drawing their attention to the beauties–broken, wounded, suggestive, profound–that visit us endlessly. Anne Overstreet loves well, and she serves well; she is the witness of the dawn, and of our desired awakening.

These poems shimmer with gossamer lightness but also possess the strength and sinews of hard-won wisdom and what Henry James called felt life.

Gregory Wolfe, editor at Image Journal, writes:

These poems shimmer with gossamer lightness but also possess the strength and sinews of hard-won wisdom and what Henry James called felt life.

And John Wilson, editor at Books and Culture, writes this:

“I look up to take it in,” Anne Overstreet writes, and so she does: Dead moths “go to dust / on the windowsill, a wing fading / to a translucent brown sail, prepared / around the absence of body.” She takes it all in, and gives it back to us.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Don't you hate these ugly click-bait ads? Visit LookingCloser.org for a bigger, better, ad-free version of Jeffrey Overstreet's blog. Jeffrey Overstreet is the senior film critic for Christianity Today, the author of Through a Screen Darkly and Auralia's Colors, and he teaches writing and film at Seattle Pacific University, Houston Baptist University, and Northwest University.