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RULES FOR WALKING OUT

´╗┐┬á ´╗┐┬á ´╗┐Crysta ´╗┐CaseyÔÇÖs ´╗┐poems, ´╗┐like ´╗┐her ´╗┐paintings, ´╗┐suggest ´╗┐on ´╗┐first ´╗┐encounter ´╗┐the ´╗┐appealing ´╗┐qualities ´╗┐of ´╗┐naive ´╗┐art, ´╗┐but ´╗┐thatÔÇÖs ´╗┐a ´╗┐gloss. ´╗┐Behind ´╗┐the ´╗┐good ´╗┐humor ´╗┐and ´╗┐bright, ´╗┐off-kilter ´╗┐detailsÔÇöelevator ´╗┐buttons, ´╗┐coffee ´╗┐spoons, ´╗┐the ´╗┐sailboat ´╗┐on ´╗┐the ´╗┐wall ´╗┐ÔÇťforever ´╗┐sailingÔÇŁÔÇöwe ´╗┐soon ´╗┐sense ´╗┐anguish ´╗┐and ´╗┐bravery ´╗┐and ´╗┐masterful ´╗┐truth-telling. ´╗┐Any ´╗┐reader ´╗┐will ´╗┐recognize ´╗┐these ´╗┐reports ´╗┐from ´╗┐Marine ´╗┐Boot ´╗┐Camp, ´╗┐Camp ´╗┐Pendleton, ´╗┐the ´╗┐Psych ´╗┐Ward ´╗┐and ´╗┐the ´╗┐streets ´╗┐as ´╗┐authentic ´╗┐and ´╗┐heroically ´╗┐humane. ´╗┐I ´╗┐can ´╗┐attest ´╗┐that ´╗┐they ´╗┐are ´╗┐also ´╗┐unforgettable.

´╗┐┬á ´╗┐┬á ´╗┐ÔÇöKathleen ´╗┐Flenniken, ´╗┐former ´╗┐Washington ´╗┐State ´╗┐Poet ´╗┐Laureate

GREEN CAMMIE

Floating Bridge Press

´╗┐┬á ´╗┐┬á ´╗┐A ´╗┐lived ´╗┐intensity ´╗┐focuses ´╗┐and ´╗┐collects ´╗┐at ´╗┐the ´╗┐center ´╗┐of ´╗┐Crysta ´╗┐Casey's ´╗┐Green ´╗┐Cammie, ´╗┐and ´╗┐the ´╗┐reader ´╗┐is ´╗┐immediately ´╗┐in ´╗┐a ´╗┐world ´╗┐of ´╗┐believable ´╗┐curses ´╗┐and ´╗┐small ´╗┐praises ´╗┐delivered ´╗┐through ´╗┐acute ´╗┐observation. ´╗┐The ´╗┐terse ´╗┐language ´╗┐seems ´╗┐so ´╗┐right ´╗┐for ´╗┐the ´╗┐vagaries ´╗┐of ´╗┐war. ´╗┐Each ´╗┐poem, ´╗┐through ´╗┐its ´╗┐fidelity ´╗┐to ´╗┐simplicity ´╗┐and ´╗┐orality, ´╗┐tends ´╗┐to ´╗┐illuminate ´╗┐a ´╗┐far-reaching ´╗┐field.┬á

´╗┐┬á ´╗┐┬á ´╗┐ÔÇöYusef ´╗┐Komunyakaa

HEART CLINIC

´╗┐┬á ´╗┐┬á ´╗┐Crysta ´╗┐Casey, ´╗┐a ´╗┐former ´╗┐Marine ´╗┐Corps ´╗┐journalist, ´╗┐declared ´╗┐herself ´╗┐a ´╗┐Resident ´╗┐Poet ´╗┐and ´╗┐moved ´╗┐to ´╗┐Seattle ´╗┐in ´╗┐1980. ´╗┐This ´╗┐is ´╗┐her ´╗┐first ´╗┐book.┬á

YESTERDAY

MY NAME WAS WINE BOTTLE

´╗┐┬á ´╗┐┬á ´╗┐Created ´╗┐from ´╗┐manuscripts ´╗┐left ´╗┐after ´╗┐her ´╗┐death, ´╗┐this ´╗┐eBook ´╗┐is ´╗┐a ´╗┐collection ´╗┐of ´╗┐some ´╗┐of ´╗┐Crysta ´╗┐Casey's ´╗┐work, ´╗┐a ´╗┐number ´╗┐of ´╗┐poems ´╗┐having ´╗┐been ´╗┐published ´╗┐elsewhere, ´╗┐with ´╗┐others ´╗┐appearing ´╗┐here ´╗┐for ´╗┐the ´╗┐first ´╗┐time. ´╗┐Included ´╗┐are ´╗┐audio ´╗┐recordings ´╗┐of ´╗┐readings ´╗┐given ´╗┐by ´╗┐Crysta, ´╗┐as ´╗┐well ´╗┐as ´╗┐by ´╗┐a ´╗┐number ´╗┐of ´╗┐well ´╗┐regarded ´╗┐Washington ´╗┐State ´╗┐poets.

CELEBRATION

´╗┐┬á ´╗┐┬á ´╗┐Crysta ´╗┐Casey, ´╗┐Resident ´╗┐Poet.

´╗┐A ´╗┐life ´╗┐celebration ´╗┐and ´╗┐selection ´╗┐of ´╗┐her ´╗┐poetry. ´╗┐This ´╗┐eBook ´╗┐is ´╗┐a ´╗┐brief ´╗┐introduction ´╗┐to ´╗┐the ´╗┐late ´╗┐poet, ´╗┐Crysta ´╗┐Casey. ´╗┐A ´╗┐few ´╗┐poems, ´╗┐a ´╗┐sampling ´╗┐of ´╗┐her ´╗┐visual ´╗┐artwork, ´╗┐how ´╗┐she ´╗┐decided ´╗┐to ´╗┐become ´╗┐a ´╗┐poet, ´╗┐her ´╗┐struggle ´╗┐with ´╗┐schizophrenia ´╗┐and ´╗┐her ´╗┐battle ´╗┐with ´╗┐cancer.

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