Foreword Reviews



2019 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Poetry (Adult Nonfiction)
2019 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Regional (Adult Nonfiction)

John Poch offers a kaleidoscope through which to view his home state--its geography and people, its past and present. Here is a mix of forms (prose poems, formal poems, free verse) and moods (awe, critique, humor) as vast and varied as the Texas landscape. Poet Jane Satterfield says that "John Poch's verse shines with clear-sightedness, beauty, charity, and grace." And poet Patrick Phillips pronounces "Texases" to be "a kind of psalter, full of graceful and moving love songs to the land."