"If a novel can be likened to a movie, and a short story
to a snap shot, what metaphor can we apply to a poem? To me,
good poetry is the soul’s graffiti, like initials carved
into the trunk of an ancient tree, linked by a moss-encrusted
heart. The marks are scant, but a greater story can be divined
from their simple existence. Jamie Spracklen’s poems
are carved with care."