Paper Bird



By Pamela Steele

“Steele’s poems are honest and visceral. They get under the skin and instruct us on how to squeeze our eyes tight and still see real beauty in the world. An important collection of love letters to everything that bleeds.”                                                                —Frank X Walker, Black Box and Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York

“Pamela Steele’s poems are compassionate and descriptive, steeped with a quiet wisdom, opening doors to the profound insights and sensualities of the ordinary. Her poems are both lyrical and narrative, with an intelligent, introspective voice. They are infused with a seductive music, and with duende.”
—Michael Spring, blue crow and Mudsong