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Amber Jerome~Norrgard was first published in her hometown's paper at the age of seventeen. Since then, she's used writing as a free form of therapy to celebrate the best parts of her life, and to work through the rough experiences. She is author of the bestselling collection of poetry, "The Color of Dawn," as well as "4 a.m.," a poetry and essay collection, and “Wanting” a collection of short erotic stories. She is co-creator, and co-host of “TweepNation with Amber and Dionne,” a weekly podcast loosely related to Twitter and Independent Authors. She is currently working on her psychology degree, and lives in Dallas, Texas, with her family.
on Nov. 28, 2012 :
Norrgard writes in many different disciplines. Whether it’s erotica, short stories that pack a emotional punch, her non-fiction, or her poetry, readers are bound to leave satisfied. With her newest collection, 11:59 p.m., Norrgard delivers.
This collection is filled with very personal, touching verse. The voice that I’ve enjoyed in the poet’s past works shines through yet again as we get a glimpse into what makes Norrgard tick.
The opening poem, which is titled the same as the collection, is one of my favorites. I’ve often thought about the moment one day turns into another and this poem does just that. Some other poems that stuck out are Naivety, Come Back, and The search for the eyes of home.
I think it’d be a good, short collection to start with for those wanting to get into Norrgard’s poetic works.
(reviewed the day of purchase)