DSC04340Thump, Passionate Poems by Amy Ballard Rich; 2015; 41 pages; Express Press, Berkeley, CA; 978-1-4951-5920-6; a gift from the author; 12/21/15-12/21/15

Amy has put together a good book of poetry that covers topics including running, self esteem and current events.  Many of them are very powerful, causing an emotional reaction in some and thinking about the state of the world in other cases.  She writes of social injustice and how it makes her feel.  She writes powerfully.

Grade-A

Did I enjoy it?  Yes, it was poetry that I was able to relate to and made me think.

What is with the title of the review?  I first knew Amy when she was a member of the South Eugene Cross Country team.  Now she is a writer who writes powerful poetry.