In the Beginning and the End is my first printed collection of poetry. It delves into important memories of family, the metaphysical aspects of our lives and the sensational senses. It explores a wide range of artistic influences including science, math, nature, and the aesthetic. It is my hope that you may find something within these pages that stimulates and intrigues.
"In the Beginning and the End" marks the dramatic appearance of a major new voice in contemporary poetry. Pierce's poems are rooted in the American experience, where "we had a barn where Grandma and Grandpa/ made love on the floor/ to celebrate the purchase of the land." But the author, unconstrained, is a "night train", and her acreage is the cosmos. Buy this book.
- Charles Bane, Jr., Pushcart Prize nominee, Author of The Chapbook: Poems
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