It's been a while since I purchased any poetry books. I've been doing a lot of library reading of non-fiction and trying to catch up on my already very big, only partially read existing collection. But I was reminded of a book that came out last year that I have been meaning to get but hadn't yet, which is Susie Timmons "The New Old Paint".
I saw Susie Timmons read with CA Conrad back in October of 2009 and she was so so so very good. Both poets, of course, were great readers of their work and had fantastic poetry to read. CA Conrad puts on a show, makes and event. Susie Timmons just reads, natural and captivating for the ease of it. The poetry speaks the loudest because it is so "right there", so memorable. So it was about time I got this book, considering how much I admire the author.