Narrow Droplets is a riveting collection of 240 poems on four themes: mind, body, heart, soul. Edgy and sophisticated, works from this Detroit-based poet make you re¿ect, react, and respond. From conveying the heartache of betrayal to questioning the role of a higher power, Narrow Droplets transports the reader to recalling the personal, often-tumultuous experiences of our teenage years, twenties, and thirties. Written over a twenty-two year period, the poetry of Narrow Droplets shares the journey from love to loss, commitment to in¿delity, indecision to education, and pleasure to pain. The reader is confronted with challenging subjects on modern-American society's obsession with physical beauty, the mentality of excess, and the throwaway culture of the 21st Century. Direct, poignant, and witty, Narrow Droplets will be memorable to poetry-lovers from all backgrounds. Calling upon a variety of forms and styles, this collection is valuable to both students of the genre and general readers with an appreciation of language and literary passion.
"Poetry is only meaningful when it is close to nature and approaches the truth of feeling. The poetry of Cassandra Swiderski has truly done this while maintaining the ¿exibility, openness, and constant readiness to listen. She raises the reader's curiosity, engages him in the event and then surprises him with an unexpected catastrophe. The true purpose of any poet is to give the world a new shape and stop it from going to sleep, and I think Narrow Droplets is the apt re¿ection of that."
-Usman Khan, author
"The Narrow Droplets of Cassandra Swiderski's poems stream together to form a hauntingly beautiful and poignantly honest river of voices in this intensely personal yet universal collection of verse."
-Steven Gulvezan, author of The Dogs of Paris