Reviews of Bruised KissesBruised Kisses

“Bruised Kisses is the author’s proof of a life lived with courage, reflection and evolving wisdom. With engaging command and candid eloquence she empathizes with the lurking fears and whispered worries of the young, destitute and aspiring. Ms. McDowell invites the reader to revisit their own life and write an epilogue to their greatest pain, one that affirms insistently ‘Yes, even misery has meaning.”’ – Safiya Songhai

“The rhythm of Ms. McDowell’s poetry coupled with the emotional energy makes for beautiful poetry. My favorites are Thank you for the Son and Bruised Kisses. This poetry collection is an outstanding addition to one’s library.”   –  Susan Gallucci


When Poets Make Love….

“Awesome dedication to poets everywhere …very crisp, polished and to the point, I love that. Well done.”

 Kristin Reynolds, Poet

“The purity and sentimentality comes shining through…”

– Karen Palumbo, Author

“This is a heart felt sensational tribute to all poets! simply beautiful.”

– Elaine George, Poet

“Absolutely Beautiful.Rhythym and tone was great and such wonderful expressions.” 

 Lacy Verret, Poet


The Woman in the Mirror….

“A thought provoking write indeed, makes one want to take a close look at their self. Well done, enjoyed!”
– Joyce E. Bowling, Author


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