On Thursday, August 26, 2021, Tilton House Press released an updated version of Proper Grey Areas. Back in April during a promo, a couple of readers noticed a couple of pesky typos that only show up after the book has gone to print.
My editing team, review again and made the corrections. I also tweak some of the administrative copy in the book as well. The beauty of print on demand is that we can make these updates almost effortlessly.
Proper Grey Areas Book Review
For poetry fans, Proper Grey Areas is a modern accessible collection of poetry.
“Sunday’s work isn’t fussy or flowery. Most of her pieces are blank verse, written in clean, clear phrases full of truth and honesty, but that doesn’t mean her work isn’t vivid. “Darken veins/cross the sky,/various shapes reaching upward/from the earth,” she writes in a poem called “Winter Trees” and the picture is clear: the spindly leaf-bare branches stretching toward a sun that provides too little warmth.
While many of these poems are on the lighter side, or at least neutral, a few are visceral. “Hidden Truth” looks at the aftermath of domestic violence and hints at repeated patterns, for example, while “Pawn Store,” which has also been adapted into a song gives us the picture of a single mother in need.
Overall, this is a really satisfying poetry collection, capturing the many moods of pandemic lockdown, but going beyond that to look at life in general.”
Proper Grey Areas is available from independent bookstores, Barnes & Noble, and online retailers.