|Sally Bliumis-Dunnís Second Skin is one of the most compelling books Iíve read. This collection writes about nature in a way which is so intimately connected with the human pathos that it is impossible to lay aside. Her insights are startling. These poems are life
ó Robert Nazarene, founding editor, MARGIE/The American Journal of Poetry
In Sally Bliumis-Dunnís Second Skin, she explores the DNA of family connections with delicacy touched by a quiet though formidable strength.
Bliumis-Dunn is building something mysterious and beautiful, poem by poem as she talks through the language of things. There is a remarkable fearlessness in the way she allows herself to fall into the vastness of vulnerability. In Second Skin, the wonder and perils of the natural world mirror the emotional terrain we all navigate with those we love.
ó Frances Richey, The Warrior
From the Book ó
What fills the sails that is not
the wind fills me now.
What is not feather, bone,
beak or wing of bird,
but still of bird, is in me.
They say in seven years
we regenerate all our cells.
So in three years our love will be
on its second body. Imagine
fingers of a wave, reaching up a shore,
an open palm of sky;
nothing with the heaviness
of muscle, bone, the sorrow
of an empty chair.