Pleased to present 10 of my poems in new issue of
noteworthyIn each issue, the editors choose a writer they would like to bring
to the readers' attention.In this issue, Ann Neuser Lederer is highlighted.Ann Neuser Lederer, a nurse by trade and dedication, looks with eyes ready to make a diagnosis: "Already the future arrives. / The antidote for liquid bandage: more of the same." In powerful, jarring image after image, Lederer's poems stay with us, whispering in our ear when we are trying to sleep: "The wind kicks up: a gasp. // That photo -- you know the one -- that little red T shirt. Seemingly napping. // Rips out tongues." A healing presence permeates these poems making us willing to trust the diagnosis: "You can slowly bathe the body. // You can hold its hands. // You can finally rest."