In Hubble's Shadow
poems by Carol Smallwood
Though privileged to live in times when space exploration and technology have advanced our knowledge of the universe at breath-taking speed, we still live as if we are the ones around whom the sun rises and sets. Moving from the most intimate of human activities to the profound and expansive dimensions of the universe, this collection of poetry by Carol Smallwood explores, as did Edwin Hubble, the elusive mysteries of life. The vision, shared by all of us—poets, artists, laborers, homemakers, and space explorers—is to make the best of this world while seeking to understand it more fully. Smallwood's passion for this vision is the clear focus of this lovely volume of poems.
POETRY / General
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ISBN: 978-1-941830-44-4 (print; softcover; perfect bound)
Published by Shanti Arts Publishing, 2017
Some of the Marquis publications Carol Smallwood appears in are: Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who of American Women. Carol has received awards from the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, and others. A multiple Pushcart Prize nominee, she has had over four dozen fiction, poetry, and nonfiction books published. Her publishers include the American Library Association, Rowman and Littlefield, McFarland, Pudding House, Lamar University Press, and others; Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching is on the list of Best Books for Writers by Poets & Writers Magazine.
“Carol Smallwood’s rich and chromatic imagery embarks the reader on a journey of sense and rhythm with its profound and universal exploration of time, space, and human justification.”
“Things are whirling and churning in this breathtaking collection, from molten rock and colliding galaxies to a cement mixer flaunting breast-cancer-pink like ‘some exotic dancer.’ Smallwood offers the reader a hundred delights, vast and mysterious as dark matter, and minute as the bug whose ancestors survived ‘countless species long extinct.’ These rich and luminous poems of change, loss, and renascence will surely expand one’s universe.”
“The collection is written by a questioning, roving, interesting mind. It seeks out mysteries, wondering how things happen, why things are as they are. Daily epiphanies ripen into home-grown adages.”
Marilyn L. Taylor, Poetry Magazine.com. (review, June 2017)
Marilyn L. Taylor, Midwest Book Review, June 2017. (review, June 2017)
Aline Soules, "A Review of In Hubble’s Shadow by Carol Smallwood," Book/Mark: Quarterly Small Press Review. (review, spring/summer 2017)
"In Hubble's Shadow," Midwest Book Review/Small Press Bookwatch. (June 2017)
Stephen C. Holder, A Review of Carol Smallwood’s “In Hubble’s Shadow”, Michigan Quarterly Review. (review, 5-16-2017)
Aline Soules, A Review of In Hubble’s Shadow by Carol Smallwood, Compulsive Reader. (review, 5-7-2017)
Alex Phuong, In Hubble’s Shadow by Carol Smallwood, Shanti Arts Publishing, 2017, The Society of Classical Poets. (review, 4-24-2017)
Visionary Poet Completes Collection Inspired by Space Exploration (press release, January 30, 2017)
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