There are witty, clever poets and there are deep heartfelt poets, but few combine the two talents as brilliantly as Clela Reed. How can two covers contain both the rapier wit of "Rectangles" and the gut-searching depths of "Farrowing"? And yet Reed's book not only contains these polar opposites but entertains us from start to finish. Recommended for all current residents of planet Earth. Dan Veach
Clela Reed is the author of five other collections of poetry: Books: Dancing on the Rim (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2009) and The Hero of the Revolution Serves Us Tea (Negative Capability Press, 2014). Chapbooks: Bloodline (Evening Street Press, 2009), Of Root and Sky (Pudding House Publications, 2010), and Word Bully (Finishing Line Press, 2018). She has had poems published in The Cortland Review, Southern Poetry Review, The Atlanta Review, The Kentucky Review, Valparaiso Review, The Literati Review, and many others. A frequent traveler and former English teacher and Peace Corps volunteer, she lives and writes with her husband in their woodland home near Athens, Georgia.