Sensing, by Diana Haemer
From prom & college acceptances to heartbreak and personal loss, Diana Haemer’s second book of poetry represents her life’s work. Sensing is an autobiographical journey that encapsulates the essences of nature, love, loss, and family exploring a variety of poetic styles (villanelles, sonnets, haikus, et al). Written over the span of six years, this book is a collection of moments: she details what it means to grow from the pressures of being a competitive figure skater into a self-assured young adult. She tells of her travels through time and space with a distinct honesty and openness, convincing readers of her truths in a soft yet beautiful way.