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Kendall A. Bell - "the forced hush of quiet"


Kendall A. Bell’s “the forced hush of quiet” is one to read multiple times. It is crafted with expert precision; each poem lingers in the mind with stunning and haunting imagery that creates a powerful yearning within the reader. Bell takes us on a journey of the human experience with pieces like “The sweetest honeybee in the hive,” a poem that is like consuming a piece of rich chocolate as it slowly melts on the fingertips. In contrast “I’ve given up on sunlight,” casts a familiar coldness, while at the same time letting the reader know they are not alone. This is a collection to slowly devour and savor.

- Marisa Silva-Dunbar, author of "#becky"