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“Marking the Bend…delivers verbal dioramas crafted from the scrutinous eye of a seasoned traveler—passing through—finding meaning and purpose in the smallest details. Steve Ausherman delivers a bellyful of discerning poetry to the hungry of heart. A wonderful accessory for any backpack.”

Pamela Hirst, publisher, Beatlick Press, Albuquerque, NM

“Like never before, Steve Ausherman’s Marking the Bend tells all…These are far-reaching journeying poems from Texas to Upper Peninsula, MI where “sun rips light from the sky” to “dogs running wild on the mountain” in Central PA. Away to Copenhagan, “This land now bereft of Viking boats, Gestapo boots/And Lord Nelson’s shells falling from the sky,” and Tisler, Norway where “Northern constellations roar out their brilliant codes,” we powerfully wend our way to sharp insight and awesome vision of discovery that Steve Ausherman’s poetry offers us. Behold, with beauty. Behold, with grace. Behold, poetry. Behold!”

Simon J. Ortiz, author of Woven Stone, Out There Somewhere, from Sand Creek, and After and Before the Lightning