Salt Lake City, UT: Utah State Poetry Society, 2007. First edition. Hardcover. 73 pp. Octavo. Blue boards with pictoral dust jacket. as NEW. Item #15225
"Who touches this book touches a man," Walt Whitman said of "Leaves of Grass." Who touches "Hand Me My Shadow" touches N. Colwell Snell. The poems in this collection are dense with experiences vividly recalled, made to live anew in the mind of the reader. "I bottle words," he says. Actually, he bottles feelings, seeking validation from his past, and thereby preserving the present for future validation. Like Whitman, he gives us a history of the universe in the details of a particular life.