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Praise for Causeway

"In their plainspoken engagement with the actual world, Elaine Sexton’s poems are models of crupulous attention, alert to the simple truth that everything is ‘part of some bigger mystery’ so even a fish can sing a ‘psalm,’ a simple shoe be the subject of one. The poems in this impressive second collection contain the sound of a consciousness meditating on what is passing in the world and abiding in the heart and mind."  —Eamon Grennan 

"In their plainspoken engagement with the actual world, Elaine Sexton’s poems are models of crupulous attention, alert to the simple truth that everything is ‘part of some bigger mystery’ so even a fish can sing a ‘psalm,’ a simple shoe be the subject of one. The poems in this impressive second collection contain the sound of a consciousness meditating on what is passing in the world and abiding in the heart and mind. Elegy without sentimentality seems a natural part of Sexton’s keen-eared lyric manner and, in every sense, responsibility. Lodged in various locales, whether urban or rural, earthbound or on the open sea, answering a landscape, a family memory, or the vagaries of love, the poems of Causeway are always informed by an honest buoyancy of spirit that can mix ‘the scent of lilacs’ with ‘smokers’ coughs,’ as imagination testifies to the hard-won realization that ‘Even in these / toxic times, we live, we thrive.’"
        —Eamon Grennan

Review of Causeway from Coldfront

Review of Causeway from Ron Slate