Under Sonoran Skies, Prose and Poetry from the High Desert


By Jeanne Burrows-Johnson

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The authors of this wonderful anthology include: Bill Black [magician, poet, storyteller and MC] is published in regional and international magazines. Jeanne Burrows-Johnson is an internationally published wordsmith, design consultant, performance coach and public speaker. Susan Cosby-Patton [retired language arts instructor and poet] is published regionally and nationally. Kay Lesh, Ph.D., [educator and psychotherapist] authors professional articles and books and conducts seminars and workshops. Retired minister Patricia Noble is an author, educator, and speaker who has aired radio essays and published journal articles. Larry Sakin is an observational and attitudinal writer, green energy entrepreneur and political consultant.

In addition to literary subjects like philosophy, personal relationships, war, animal companions, and phases of life, they also examine the environment, history, business, politics, and mythology. The eleven themed chapters allow readers to read the book sequentially, or select from a variety of topics:
1. Visioning the Craft
2. Places Far and Near
3. The Changing West
4. Of Men and Women
5. Family, Friends, and Other Loves
6. Health, Wealth, and Happiness
7. Seasons of Life
8. Choice and Change
9. Myth, Magic, and Inspiration
10. Business, Culture and Society
11. Crafting the Vision



'Under Sonoran Skies has a number of bright spots.... One might dip in and out of the book, reading only that which catches the eye.'...
Foreword Reviews, Clarion Review *****

'The pieces are generally quite brief, somewhat humorous and fairly casual....The strongest section in the collection is the poetry.'
Kirkus Reviews

'Readable, entertaining, well-indexed collection of poetry and prose...Includes local history, professional experiences and personal memoirs.'
Arizona Daily Star

'....Readers will be taken away with these writings about a lot of different situations and places....This is all good. Someone called this book brain candy, and that is just my thoughts about it as well....It has something for everyone to enjoy!'
Readers Favorite

'Beautiful hardcover book....The subjects have no bounds and the rhythm feels good....I read each poem and liked them all....The prose is also well-researched and well-written.'
Green Valley News

'...Author' insights provide a balance that will engage readers of every age....an ideal way to create reflective meaningful moments....a positive listening experience.'
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

'This anthology is well put together and a perfect anytime read...These authors are indeed true writers and artists. I hope they keep in touch and grace us with another compilation soon. '
Top Book Reviewers *****

Under Sonoran Skies, Prose and Poetry from the High Desert