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I have realized that no longer all poetry lends itself to tune -- a few recommendations must be sung basically opposed to the silence. There are softer and not more tangible part[s] of our selves which are so necessary to peace, to openheartedness, to unfolding the imaginative and prescient and the religious realm of our lives, to exposing our souls.
- Jewel, From the Preface

Writing poems and maintaining journals considering that formative years, Jewel has been looking for fact and which means, turning to her phrases to list, to find, and to reflect.

In A evening with no Armor, her first number of poetry, Jewel explores the fireplace of past love, the fading of ardour, the giving of belief, the teachings of betrayal, and the therapeutic of intimacy.

She delves into concerns of the house, the relaxation of family members, the great thing about Alaska, and the dislocation of divorce.

after which there are the pictures of the line, the folk, the bars, the planes, areas unique and mundane, loneliness and friendship.

Frank and sincere, critical and all of sudden playful, A evening with out Armor is a skilled artist's intimate portrait of what makes us uniquely human.

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