Steve Denehan is, without question, one of the best contemporary poets out there. He has countless poems published across the globe, and is the author of several poetry collections, including “The Streets, Like Flowers, Come Alive in the Rain”, “Days of Falling Flesh and Rising Moons”, and “Miles of Sky Above us, Miles of Earth Below”. I have loved his work since the very first poem of his I read, and continue to be in awe of his talent, his grace, and the ability he has to transform a single moment into something utterly dynamic. I feel so lucky to call him friend.
I am incredibly grateful that Steve agreed to be an early reader of “Tiger Lily” an Ekphrastic Collaboration by artist Jane Cornwell and myself, and for his lovely and generous review. Thank you, Steve!!!!!
“This is a book unlike any other. It is as though we are hearing, seeing and sometimes almost a part of the subconscious workings of both Susan and Jane. The poems have a quiet power, are often mournful yet full of hope as Susan searches, and finds, some understanding of herself and her place in the world.
There is so much silence here, so much delicacy and this is reflected beautifully by the accompanying paintings. It is as though Jane can read between the lines Susan has written. The poems showcase a writer at the height of her powers and an artist capable, somehow, of painting dreams. They are so perfectly in tune that it almost appears that there is an overlap between the minds of both.”
– Steve Denehan