Such Excess of light


“Shannon Lise is a mesmerizing poet. So much tenderness and precise rendering of moments shimmers here – you may feel you are floating a foot above everything, seeing it fresh. In “We Don’t Need These Great Big Clocks,” the poet still likes ‘…to watch the old clocks go hunting/tracking the hours & pinning them in place…’ – wow.” 

—Naomi Shihab Nye, The Tiny Journalist

“At its best, poetry has the ability to transform. Whether it is the transformation of a commonplace detail into a striking metaphor or an experience of profound loss into that of hard-won hope, the poems in Such Excess of Light pursue the depths of memory, subjectivity, and spirit. These poems are for contemplative reading, slow and thoughtful, allowing for room to linger, to reflect, to remember.

Aaron Lelito, editor of Wild Roof Journal




Keeper of nimrah


“What is not to love about this book. One of my main complaints about most novels is character development, not at all the case with this author. I felt I personally knew every character in the book. This is a very detailed but never boring book that brings another world to life. I can’t wait to read more from this author.”


“The characters are well-developed, the plot is anything but predictable and the swirling undercurrents of poetry are nothing short of delightful. The word pictures employed by the author are fresh and profound enough to make you yearn for more.”