Susan Marie Molloy

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Stephen Lewandowski is a talented writer, an outstanding poet, an environmentalist, and a lover of all nature. Each of his poems touches the soul, heart, and mind.  I have, and read, his most recent collection of poems and essays, “Under Foot.”  Gentle and provocative is how I describe it.  It is a book of life and of death, of nature and of the universe; of introspection and reflection.

I have a snippet of a poem his dad gave to my mom years ago, and that was only a tiny window into Stephen’s vast talent.

I greatly enjoy the way he describes the world and people – with perfect clarity and wisdom, and a gentleness that helps the vexations of the world disappear. My favorite poem is “My Name.” Here, he describes his feelings of how people cringe and mangle his name, but for only if they would look at his name and sound it out, it would be so simple. It is no different, he articulates, than sounding out the towns from the Buffalo, New York area where he grew up: Canandaigua, Tonawanda, et cetera. I felt the message he sends, and I can relate perfectly to that message. I come from the same family, where once people see our “ski” or other Polish suffixes on the end of the surnames, they don’t try to pronounce it and become tongue-tied. The message here is to try and see how easy it really is. I highly recommend “Under Foot” for its beauty in words and how it’s rooted in Nature.

His book is available on Amazon:  “Under Foot” by Stephen Lewandowski.

“Under Foot: Poems & Essays”
By Stephen Lewandowski
Year Published: 2014
Pages: 75
Publisher: Mayapple Press

November 19, 2016
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Author: Susan Marie Molloy

Hi, and welcome to my blog. I am a published writer, poet, photographer, freelance editor, artist, and career analyst. Growing up in a bilingual family helped me foster my love of languages. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and Master of Arts in History. My short stories, poetry, and photographs have been published in the Emerald Coast Review (18th and 19th editions), newspapers, and in many other publications. I enjoy Pre-Code films, photography, music, travelling, history, reading, and living each day to the fullest in The Oasis. My publications include Engaged (an anthology of my poems), The Crowd of Turin, God of the Sea: A Short Book of Poetry by the Seashore, Grapes Suzette and Other Poetic Epicurean Delights, Gallery Night, Indigo Fantasy, The Green Gloves, Puppy Love, Supreme Theater, and others. I am currently working on an anthology of my short stories, including a roman à clef tale, and am in collaboration with another artist in writing a novel. My books are available through Amazon. Check them out. Buy them. Read them. Send me your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.

2 thoughts on “BOOK REVIEW: Under Foot

  1. It sounds wonderful. Thanks for the thorough review here, Susan

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