The Return Message: Poems
by Tessa Rumsey, a review from Powells.com by Jill Owens.
"In 1998, Tessa Rumsey published her first collection of poems, Assembling the Shepherd, which won the Contemporary Poetry Series Prize. In lyrical, exquisite language, those poems explored grief, faith, love, and nature, and rigorously examined and realistically re-imagined visions of a shattered world. It's one of my favorite poetry collections of the last ten years, and thus I'd been eagerly awaiting her second book, released in May 2005. The Return Message fulfills and exceeds the promise of Assembling the Shepherd, marking the arrival of a major young poet." Read the entire Powells.com review.