Rebecca Frederickson’s poetry in Secret Envy of the Unsaved is raw and poignant, beautiful and tragic. As another reviewer (from Amazon) said, she writes about the “lives and personalities of residents of a small, close-knit northern community in BC. It’s a book that begs to be read in one sitting but left handy for re -reading.”
Her writing adds depth to common experiences:
“… the unsaved,
who could say anything
without their hearts pounding
wild and chaotic inside them.”
Fredrickson’s work is unpretentious and fresh, despite being published in 2002.
Recommended for 14+