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Running on Fumes: A Collection of Poetry Alicia Winski

Running on Fumes: A Collection of Poetry

Alicia Winski

Published December 21st 2009
ISBN : 9781449956271
Paperback
128 pages
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Fine lines define/this road map upon my face/a highway of information/stored in each and every turn. Thus begins the title poem of Alicia Winskis, Running On Fumes. The lines to which the poet refers are hard-won truths, shared with a grittyMoreFine lines define/this road map upon my face/a highway of information/stored in each and every turn. Thus begins the title poem of Alicia Winskis, Running On Fumes. The lines to which the poet refers are hard-won truths, shared with a gritty passion and honesty that makes this collection nearly impossible to put down. If you read these poems and find yourself asking questions like, How did she know? and who let her inside my life?, you are not alone. The experiences of which Winski writes so insightfully are truly universal. From Looking Glass: Ive given little to the men/who would love me and/everything to the men who would not. Although nearly all of the poems are penned from a feminine, first-person point of view, their scope is not limited to female experience - the pain and frustration they convey will resonate with male audiences as well. Men of all ages will find either their pain or their behavior (or both) on these pages- there is ample fodder here for self-examination and reflection. These poems are raw, unmasked indictments, from which no one is immune. In the course of her journey from abject despair through heartbreak and disillusionment to eventual acceptance, Winski addresses all of the demons that have preyed upon her and calls them by their rightful names, even when she must reveal her own weaknesses and vulnerabilities in doing so. Running On fumes, is a poetic exercise in courage and an inspiration to anyone making the journey from pain to wisdom. Rich Follett for Readers Favorites