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Ann Turner

Biography

Ann Turner

A message from the author:

"When I first started these poems," writes Ann Turner, "it was terribly painful, like eating ground glass. But at the same time, when they came pouring out of my heart and through my flying fingers, I felt washed, cleansed, and somehow renewed. These poems are a testimony to the healing power of words. In going back to my childhood, I remembered the smells, sounds, the feel of the hot wood porch under my feet, the look on my mother's face the day I told her. By taking something so painful and transforming it into words, rhythm, and images, the experience changed inside. Memories took on a cadence, almost a loveliness, so that it became a gift instead of a tragedy."

Ann Turner