“Arlin Buyert’s voice in these wonderful poems is a complex mix of sorrow and joy. There is such a sense of loss here, but also of love. These are poems that mark, mourn, and celebrate the passages in life that all of us must encounter. They are a pleasure to read, pause, then read again.”
— Jim Moore, notable poet and professor in Minnesota
“Loss and change permeate these poems set against a palpable, vivid landscape of Midwestern farms and small towns. With the authority of one passionately attached to place, Buyert evokes both sorrow and hope with his spare yet resonant language concerning the shadows and light of our lives.”
— Jo McDougall, notable poet and professor in Leawood
Where Shadows Take Their Places is available online at AbeBooks.com and Amazon.com. It can also be purchased at Prospero’s and The Raven in Lawrence.
Select poems from Where Shadows Take Their Places: