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Just as her book, The Never-Ending Poem by the Poets of Everything, brings the freshest of approaches to a body of work, From Other Tongues is equally original and delightful. Mary Jackson’s language and imagination invite me into a mind well-traveled and I am an unabashed admirer.  I want to thank her for writing such a book, it will be coming on and off my shelf with frequency.

Joan Logghe

Santa Fe Poet Laureate Emerita

Mary Strong Jackson’s From Other Tongues is a book of poetry that makes us reconsider the most commonplace words, by making us more aware of the concepts we can’t easily express because their nuances are not easily rendered in the English language. It’s a book for word-lovers, and philosophers who have pondered how to say, or approximate the unsayable.

Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

— poet and Writing Fellow at the Center for Community Change

Jackson writes poems that illuminate words seemingly untranslatable into English. In poems that are sometimes spare and yet enlightening, she plays with the idea that language may unite us human beings. In her poems, words and meaning are fluid and moving.  They will make you wonder; they will make you smile.

Karla Huston, Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2017-18, author of A Theory of Lipstick, Main Street Rag Publications.

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Posted February 24, 2017 by strongjacksonpoet54 in Uncategorized

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