"Debbie Richard's poems are rich caches of personal and rural memories: of lazy walks under moss-draped oaks, of a two-room school house and life on the working farm of her youth, of the last days and words of beloved parents. Her writing is a gentle, generous gift to each reader. After reading each carefully written
piece, I felt grateful."
-Cynthia Hodell Dyer, poet and writer, Past President of South Carolina Writers' Workshop
"Resiliency captures the essence of the poet's life and her communities. Through uncomplicated prose, she takes us into her memories and holds us there safely, until we're ready to reflect on our own."
-Carrie McCullough, publishing consultant and past vice president, conference chair of the South Carolina Writers' Workshop (2009-2011)
"Debbie Richard's poetry collection, Resiliency, takes the reader on a tender descriptive journey through place, past and present. Firmly rooted with family and the South, the reader will find this collection both accessible and familiar."
-Sally Arango Renata, writer and folk-artist, has been published in a number of venues including: The Shine Journal, Ken*again, Pemmican and six poetry anthologies including (most recently) Vintage, published by Fortunate Childe Press. She is twice a Pushcart Prize nominee, placed numerous times in the IBPC and was named Poetry Fellow 2009-2010 by the SC Arts Commission.