Cover Blurb: If Water Breathes (Resource Publications, 2019)
This collection is a delight for the senses. Lyrical, rhythmic, often subtly rhymed, Monika Lee’s poems ripple in the ear, refreshing amid the aural flatness of a lot of contemporary free verse. Her images are vividly spare, “like a flurry of light” letting the space between the words blossom with meaning, proof that indeed less can mean more. These are poems well worth reading and rereading for the pleasures of each moment.