THE CONSEQUENCE OF WINGS (ON ANGELS AND MONSTERS AND OTHER WINGED THINGS)
"Annette Hyder is a masterful poetic craftsman. Her poems
are exquisite reminders of just how wonderful the English language can be in
the hands of a talented scribe."
- Michael Lohr, Writer, Editor and Music Critic
The Consequence of Wings, a collection of poetry and prose, has been selected for the MCBA's (Minnesota Center for Book Arts) "Bookish" exhibit. The Consequence of Wings is available for purchase, $8.00 US currency, through the publisher, FootHills Publishing.
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AESTHETICA MAGAZINE review
The Consequence of Wings
Annette Marie Hyder
Foothills Publishing, ISBN#0-941053-72-5
The Consequence of Wings offers an immediate visual delight; neat and striking in crisp azure and white, with an exquisite angel, delicately juxtaposed over various dictionary definitions of flight. Content wise; there is flight and fancy, themes of story-chasing, winged aspirations, hopes and pert observations, effusing a whimsical quality and wonderful airiness. Many theological allusions indicate a desire to share beautiful perceptions with softly angelic zeal. The poet exhibits a preoccupation with how others think about her, which elicits copious self-explanation and sensitively informs us of a winsome purpose. In summary: sprightly, prim, quirky and lovely. -- Review By Mark Cosens, for Aesthetica Magazine the United Kingdom's premiere arts and literature glossy magazine.
"Annette Hyder is a masterful poetic craftsman. Her poems are exquisite reminders of just how wonderful the English language can be in the hands of a talented scribe." - Michael Lohr, Writer, Editor and Music Critic
"Transcending myths and Gothicism, Annette Marie Hyder weaves metaphors of wings and flight patterns into a contemporary realm of love and living - something that is precisely real." - Yong Shu Hoong
"Annette Marie Hyder knows the true spirit within the human airfoil, heart-shaped and located in that land between the corner of the eye and the top of the heart. The consequence of living is love, with all its thermal highs and downdraft lows, something Ms. Hyder grasps well..."- Jim Chandler, Thunder Sandwich
"...subliminally beautiful" - Mark Kanak
"Annette takes my hand leaps into the sky and she flies me into her universe faster than the speed of thought. I need no wings for this journey for despite the title of her book, flying with Ms. Hyder requires nothing more than her spirited imagination. We fly with desire her words updrafts that make you soar. I like holding hands with her. I like reading her words. I like flying beside her."- Larry Jaffe