Cold Angel of Mercy

“Delicate, detailed, and firm all at once. Amy Randolph’s poems in Cold Angel of Mercy are anything but cold. They are loving celebrations of what it means to live on this side of heaven. She is an exquisite poet.”—Liz Rosenberg

“In an age of poems all too easily written and all too frequently published, Amy Randolph’s poems are those rarest of things: works of art filled with tact, restraint, and deep human feeling seasoned by experience and years. Filled with “grief and unfolding,” yet open to all that arrives, “lonely in its unexpectedness, her poems are as vigilant as the regrets she herself observes, as heartfelt as that yearning for God she so movingly inhabits and describes. Here is a poet who knows all too well that “you don’t have to go far to be damaged,” but who also knows the distance one does have to go—and the attention that needs to be paid, the love given—to be redeemed.”—Michael Blumenthal

Amy Randolph

Publication Date: July 1, 2002

Genre/Imprint: Poetry, Red Hen Press

$11.95 Tradepaper

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ISBN: 1-888996-55-2


Sasha West’s review of Cold Angel of Mercy

Poet Sasha West examines the language of Amy Randolph in Randolph's book Cold Angel of Mercy. "Randolph's crisp, searing voice is evident in her facility with image." —Sasha West

Rachel Richmond reviews Cold Angel of Mercy

Cold Angel of Mercy Amy Randolph. Red Hen (CDC, dist.) $11.95 (72p) ISBN 1-888996-55-2A nature-touched spirit penetrates Amy Randolph's book of thirty-eight poems. These poems are filled with dreams of […]