“Psaltery and Serpentines,” takes the reader on a journey to distant shores and places familiar to the soul and very close to the heart. Readers are invited to imagine through their senses and to find themselves in the experience. In this collection of poems is something akin to human nature. It is associated with the primal and the divine.


Readers should keep “Psaltery and Serpentines” handy and read from it from time to time to elicit and elate magical places within their own beings.

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    Psaltery and Serpentines

    “Opening this book to any of its poems will sweep the imagination into the poet’s creation, and its reviewer’s lips will burn for hundreds of kisses.”

    —Rich Murphy, author of Voyeur and judge for the 2009 Gival Press Poetry Award

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    "In this remarkable collection of poems, Cecilia Martinez-Gil deftly sketches the genome of human written expression, tracing our creative journey from ancient times to modern places. The cave walls of the past, the blank pages of the present and the digital bytes of the future are, like moth and flame, the siren calls of our imagination."

     –David S Whitley, author of Cave Paintings and the Human Spirit 

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    mother tongue is not my language
    for my native voice
    is the poetic texture of my being.”

    (from “lexis of emotions”,p. 51)

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