“Engraft is a masterwork. Seminara’s deep gift lies in her fusion of the viscera of life with a transcendent poetic vision. By turns terrifying and tender, loving and lost, Seminara is a major new voice in contemporary poetry.” – Charles Bane, Jr.
“Michele Seminara’s analytic prayers, domestic fables and eloquent centos work their ludic wit and charms in the house of loss and disturbance. She is not afraid to say ‘beauty’ in the language of economy engrafted with careful flourishes.”– Michelle Cahill
“There is a great restlessness in this collection – the poems grumble, push on, then soar. The reader is drawn progressively into that fascinating morass called life… It is no small treat to immerse oneself in this collection: let yourself in.” – Les Wicks
“Engraft is chock-full of tender, brave poems with emotional depth. Seminara’s work displays control, deft pacing, and a fierce commitment to witness with clear eyes the horrors we commit upon ourselves and each other. A book filled with variety and surprise which you will want, and need, to return to many times.” – Melinda Smith
Michele Seminara is a poet and Managing Editor of online creative arts journal Verity La. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Cordite, Tincture, Seizure and Mascara Literary Review. Her first poetry collection, Engraft, was published by Island Press in 2016, and her collaborative chapbook, Scar to Scar, written with Robbie Coburn, was published by PressPress in 2016. Michele’s latest publication is HUSH, released by Blank Rune Press in 2017. Find Michele at her blog https://micheleseminara.wordpress.com/ and on Twitter at @SeminaraMichele.