Water, Earth, Air, Fire, and Picket Fences (Out of Print)

Water, Earth, Air, Fire, and Picket Fences

by Carol Smallwood

That time brings metamorphosis to all things should be evident to those living on a planet with molten lava at its core. Shakespeare wrote about sea-change transforming our bones “into something rich and strange.” This collection deals with metamorphosis in many forms. In organizing the book of both free and formal poems, the poet engaged the four elements metaphor — regarded for centuries as the fundamental states of matter of which everything consists.  The final section, "Picket Fences," becomes a metaphorical fifth element.

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About the Author


Carol Smallwood, multiple Pushcart-nominee, edited Bringing the Arts Into the Library (American Library Association, 2014) and Women on Poetry: Tips on Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012). She is on Poets & Writers' list of Best Books for Writers. Smallwood's fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in several literary journals, and she appears in Who's Who in the World and Who's Who of American Women.