Praise for HOME FRONT
"Leigh Herrick's poems are deeply felt, tightly wrought, and morally compelling. They demand our attention." Matthew Rothschild, Editor, The Progressive Magazine
"Leigh Herrick is a master of tonality and truth. Her performative power exlodes from the page into full fluency of its voicing. I have seldom read work that so intrinsically honors both tradition and innovation in the art of poetry. This volume is profoundly important." -Sheila E. Murphy.
"Leigh Herrick’s poems are smart, direct and uncompromising calls to action, to change what we do to one another and our world.... She is one hell of a writer, not afraid to experiment with you and the language both, and her meticulously crafted prose is often astonishing." -Tom Cassidy
"One may not wish to revisit the George W. years, however this collection of work is a wide-ranging statment addressing the anger, sorrow and perplexity of what has affected us all. The variety of poetic forms and hard-hitting topics confront our individual and collective pasts...and enlightens our language of remembrance. It's time again to realize that poetry can be relevant as is eloquently shown by Ms. Herrick." -Scott Helmes
HOME FRONT is perfectly bound, 116 pp, with a soft cover and gloss cover finish.
In HOME FRONT, Leigh Herrick’s first of two collections written during the beginning decade of the New Millennium, we are offered a landscape honed in scope and hauntingly beautiful, as the poet covers a global ground, communicating the immediacy of social and environmental concerns.
Largely written after the September 11, 2001, attacks in the United States, and leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Herrick’s work here serves in the best tradition of engaged poetry, where is found a compendium of images and voices reflecting not just moments of personal hope and love, but those of troubled times in a troubled country, a troubled world, and on a planet in crisis.