Betty Scott’s poems explore worlds: the natural world; the world of family and community; the spiritual world; most importantly—that mysterious world of the self. Their reach is wide, yet they speak with a distinctly personal voice. That voice is humane, grounded in wisdom. It is the voice of a writer who has lived fully, who understands pain and joy, passion and compassion. In her foreword, Scott asks: Does poetry matter? Her poems are a moving response to that question. They are brave poems. They celebrate life.

Ed Stover, Yakima Coffeehouse Poets

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