Comments on Frame by Frame

In poems that are lyrical and delicate, powerful and moving, Christine Redman-Waldeyer draws us into her life as a woman, a wife, a mother, a daughter. Clear-eyed and specific, she ties together the past and memory, the moments of grace and sorrow, all the thoughts and emotions that define us as human. Frame by Frame is a book not to be missed.

Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Director,
Poetry Center at Passaic County Community
College and the Creative Writing Program
at Binghamton University at SUNY;
Author of ten books of poetry including
Italian Women in Black Dresses

Christine Redman-Waldeyer explores the geography of emotions with unflinching candor and tenderness. She is a poet who roots her poems with exquisitely crafted details, both concrete and visceral-signposts on the landscape memory and beyond. Frame by Frame is a dazzling debut.

Laura Boss, Author of Arms,
Editor of LIPS, A journal of poetry

Christine Redman-Waldeyer's Frame by Frame gracefully and skillfully honors the natural and personal worlds. From bees to ballet class, from lost letters to attic treasures, and from moonrise to a mint garden, the poems in this book are genuine and accessible, profoundly informed by memory and the process of defining and clarifying experience. Welcome to this new voice, this new talent. I feel certain that, as she writes in "Waves that Knock You Down," Christine Redman-Waldeyer will "swim on" with the same elegance and strength she demonstrates in this her first collection of poems.

Adele Kenny, Award-winning poet,
author, Poetry editor of Tiferet

Christine Redman-Waldeyer's poetry has an impeccable sense of place and a compassion for those who inhabit it reminiscent of Richard Hugo. Unlike with Hugo, the dark does not always win, and there is a sense of brightness, a lucidity and humor that seems sprung from the New Jersey landscape, most especially that New Jersey south of where roots 1 and 9 split. She is a poet I hope to hear more from.

Joe Weil, Co-director, Poets Wednesday,
3-time Pushcart Prize nominee and
Author of In Praise We Enter

Frame by Frame


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