Magic infuses these poems, the imagery bringing the scenes to vivid life in the reader’s mind and placing the reader square into the action. What a gift, this collection, this organizer, this teacher, this poet.
Laurie Hollinger, Assistant Director, RCAH Center for Poetry at MSU
Spiritual, intense and deeply touching, Jar of Plenty has a special spot on my bookshelf for, as artist and poet, Ruelaine herself embodies Apollinaire’s declaration of the role of the poet in society: “And so they came/And she pushed them/And they flew.”
Zack Chartkoff, poet, translator, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ruelaine Stokes now turns her childhood silence into poetry of great sorrow and grace and joy. Jar of Plenty gives us a poet who has found her voice.
Linda Peckham, founder of A Rally of Writers and emeritus professor of English, Lansing Community College
For more information about Ruelaine’s work, visit www.ruelainestokes.com.