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In the ordinary can often be found the extraordinary. The ordinary is not the things that happen to us on a day-to-day basis but is the thing that brings order to our day-to-day lives. In this collection of poetry, Carol Anderson brings us the beauty and wisdom of the ordinary and shows us the sacred things in our lives. Between the memories of her parentsí hands and deceased friends, she shows us glimmers of her life, and does so with the voice of a versatile mature poet.

Praise for ORDINARY

Ordinary is not a mundane collection of poems but a work that seeks to find the extraordinary in the everyday. With attention to diction, line break and stanza, Carol M. Anderson investigates the vortex between fear and faith, and does so insightfully.
Michael Bugeja
Author of The Art and Craft of Poetry

Carol Anderson takes the familiar in our everyday happenings and finds the anguish, insight, and grace that are the poetical core of common experience. This is an 18-foot tall Victory Candle to life, and the poems form a wick that burns bright in the readerís imagination.
Tom Roby
President, Poets' Club of Chicago

With these deeply felt poems Carol M. Anderson illuminates the loves and losses of an "Ordinary" life lived at extraordinary depth. I was extremely moved by them.
Nancy Pickard
Author of The Whole Truth

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By Carol Anderson
Perfect Bound, 53 pages, Published by The Puddin'head Press
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, 2005
ISBN# 978-0-9724339-3-7

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