Emily Reed is a medical physicist who in the past several years has taken up writing poetry. A long-time Chicago resident, she is currently living overseas.
Her first collection of poetry, Under the Fig Tree, was published in 2004. It encompasses a wide range of topics, from love to humor to world events. Diminuendo is Em's second volume of poetry, darker and more mature. Em's other publications include articles in various medical physics journals, which aren't nearly as entertaining as her poems. Nor do they rhyme.
When Em isn't writing or working (which, unfortunately, isn't very much of the time), she enjoys reading, running marathons, juggling, and sea kayaking.
You can read
more of her work at www.emilyreed.com
named, this poetic composition hints at a rousing, consuming fire of ecstasy
that dies down, dwindles, and finally ends, leaving only banked embers.
Passion has played its course, and love drifts into a spiral of aching memories.
Not a crashing of cymbals or a beating of drums, Diminuendo is a plucking, strumming, and crying of the poets heartstrings. Subdued but rhythmic beats coil through the reader, pulling, pushing, tugging, and then touching, with glimpses of a bared soul. One who has suffered any sort of loss will understand and relate to every word.
Nann Dunne - author; poet; publisher of Just About Write, www.justaboutwrite.com
Under the Fig Tree
in Under the Fig Tree can be summed up in three words: imbued with passion.
Of course, you might say, all poetry is born of passion. But Emily Reed
has carefully crafted the emotions in her poems, and each verse vibrates
with an underlying current that stirs your blood until you feel an intense
rhythm thrumming throughout your body.
- author; poet; publisher of Just About Write, www.justaboutwrite.com