Shawn Aveningo Sanders reviews Meteor Shower in The Poetry Box
In her latest book Meteor Shower, Anne Whitehouse has crafted a collection of poems that ground us in earthly pleasures while beckoning us to look upward to the great beyond. Her poetry is intimate without seeming selfish. By sharing the delicate details of a life fully lived, we see ourselves—the universal struggles, the shared celebrations, the quiet moments of questioning. Whitehouse has taken the quotidian and spun it into tangible beauty upon the page. And as she lies down on the grass and whispers, “I have changed the earth,” we can whisper back in gratitude that her poems have changed us.