Marjorie Saiser

Marjorie Saiser - Nebraska Poet And Artist

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Marge Saiser's poetry is wise and generous and altogether genuine. No poet in this country is better at writing about love, and ... all her poems are in some way about love. — Ted Kooser

I am deeply moved by these extraordinary poems about giving birth and dying, about what it means to live life with dignity. They grow out of the heart of America, out of the landscape of small town and prairie, out of the hearts of people who look you straight in the eye. You dare not turn away, for the lessons to learn here are compelling. Marjorie Saiser is not only a wise and compassionate writer — her poems shine with details of the things of this earth, they pulse with the earth's very rhythms. — Judith Minty

Marge Saiser's brilliant poems are gifts of her vision. Packed with sensory detail and the multiple perspectives of the accomplished artist, Saiser's poems take as their subject all aspects of family life. Through generations on the farm and in town, these poems everywhere meet and match the predations of despair, poverty, violence and indifference with the assurance of love. Saiser counsels risk in the face of danger, faith in the natural world. She is the real thing, a poet working for us. — Hilda Raz

In a voice both fresh and accessible these poems reflect an enduring persistence; they make connections that, for better or worse, through sickness and health, provide ties that keep right on binding. — William Kloefkorn

Someone get a permanent marker and add Marjorie Saiser's name to the list of Nebraska's literary treasures. The poems that comprise Bones of a Very Fine Hand are steeped in family, rich in texture, both clear in their meaning and clouded with allusions. They spring from the page, gripping the reader and holding them captive until the end. — Bruce R Nelson, Nebraska Territory

The poems within Bones of a Very Fine Hand can be envisioned as a stack of photographs from a treasured family album . . .  redolent with the warmth of love and family radiating from Saiser's carefully chosen words. — NCB News

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