Reviews


MichaelWrenn.com


"It’s difficult to put a label on Michael Wrenn’s poetry because it really defies labels. Actually, it is poetry that probably should not have a label. Some might call it impressionistic, but it goes beyond that. This poetry, unlike too much of today’s poetry, is clear and understandable. With some contemporary poetry, it is difficult to know what the author is saying, but Michael Wrenn’s poetry does not have to be deciphered. Does this mean that it is simple or simplistic? No, on the contrary, his poems are often deep, but nevertheless the meanings are comprehensible.

This poetry does not have the weakness of too much understatement; on the other hand, it is not gushingly or effusively sentimental. Still, the poetry is striking in imagery, and it is full of meaning skillfully conveyed. This is poetry which is deeply moving, touching the reader’s heart, soul, mind, and spirit.

In short, Michael Wrenn’s poems are stunningly beautiful and effective, deeply moving and wonderful works of art that will stand the test of time and continue to endure."

Preston Scott, Publisher
The Cheltenham Review


"Simply put, this is sublime poetry. There is not much being written these days that can compare to this. These poems go straight to the heart; they take hold of you and won’t let go. They will be remembered; they cannot be forgotten. There is no modern gimmickry here, just well-crafted, heartfelt writing with meaning and purpose that reaches down into the soul and leaves a lasting impression. These are poems that should be read by all lovers of poetry."

Claire Brannon, Poetry Editor
The Eire Journal

"Your poem, "I Flung My Dreams", is excellent and most worthy of inclusion in our anthology of contemporary poetry."

Lincoln B. Young, Owner/Editor
Young Publications

"Call Michael Wrenn's music folk, pop, rock, folk-rock, country-rock, or something else, but one thing for certain you can call it -- call it good, very good."

Stephen Hargrove, Editor
Troubadours and Vagabonds

"From ballads to folk to rock and other styles not easily defined, this is timeless music coupled with timeless lyrics -- songs that are meant to last."

Carmen Wolfe, Publisher
Night Sounds
Nowadays melodies and lyrics are often lacking in substance, but not in these songs. They are well-crafted, moving, and deserving to be heard by a wide audience. They should and will be remembered.

Ethan Daniels, Editor
Musician's Dream



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From friends and colleagues:

"Michael's poetry is heartrending. He has the ability to see the uncommon in the common and the extraordinary in the ordinary and communicate that to the reader. His poetry never fails to touch me. His poems are paintings in words."

Amanda Dobbs, Artist
"Michael's poems and songs come straight from the heart and soul and go straight to the reader's and listener's heart and soul, not to be forgotten."

Clayton Carpenter, Musician