By Jessica Goody

safeguard Mechanisms involves seventy-five poems, as a rule loose verse, deeply own confessional and narrative items which discover the general public conception of incapacity and the various facets of residing with a handicap. those poems conceal a large choice of subject material, together with a variety of odes to the wonderful thing about nature, however the major subject matter is Hope--the overcome discomfort and trauma and the resilience of the human spirit. The identify stems from the truth that approximately the whole lot of nature is a protection mechanism, a fashion of dealing with lifestyles and particularly, survival.

Highly observant and deeply relocating, the seventy-five poems during this assortment from award-winning poet Jessica Goody make the most of subject matters of distinction and affinity to open vistas into the character of truth. even if describing the confines of an iron lung or the freedom of the open sea, her nuanced language promises unforgettable photos of an international that holds extra questions than solutions. there's ache the following, and loss, but in addition pleasure and freedom within which the fetters of physicality turn into the capability to discover what it capability to be absolutely human.

“This is powerful poetic paintings, with content material that's vital, very visible, and emotionally moving.”
—Bill Newby, poet

"Goody offers delicate observations of nature and the area round her.”
-Jan Henson Dow, Professor Emeritus at Western Connecticut kingdom University

“Defense Mechanisms is notable! awesome stuff; so nuanced, so deep. i'm in awe of Goody’s accomplishments. Her views at the global and its quite a few residents—some human, others not—are not anything in need of impressive. She has nice presents of viewpoint, language, and emotion and profound wisdom of the human . I cheer—loudly and joyously—for her and her skills!”
—Harvey Trabb, co-author of September 19

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