Kendall A. Bell - "the frail spine of us"
Intimate and raw,
"the frail spine of us" gives words and movement to what each of us feel when we
are loved and lose the delicate thread of connection to the depth of what words can seldom embrace.
Kendall’s aim is spot on as he guides us from closeness to desolation, all the while wishing that one day
our memory of that person and pain would be “slight as wind.” He proffers meaning to erasure
with “…the largest paint brush, dipped in the darkest colors,” and elegance to the thud of a broken heart
as he writes, “I was built to be forgotten.” This collection will do what all poetry is meant to do – take
you to a place you didn’t know you wanted to go until you realize the value in your presence.
- M.E. Keyes, author of "Wicked Strong Heart"