More Praise for Kindred Verse

Sellers deftly explores the intersecting spaces of memory, imagination, and life, wandering Anne-like through each. Inspiring future generations of writers as she was inspired, this book is the friend Sellers describes: “waiting to be discovered.” —Trinna S. Frever, L.M. Montgomery Scholar & Author

Sellers’s dreamy words continue the legacy of Montgomery’s heroine, creating another space for kindred spirits to connect with hope, beauty, and compassion, with Anne’s impact on a Kansas girlhood, and with the transformative beauty of PEI. —Chloe Goodyear, Co-Producer “Annedemic: The East Pointers and Friends Read Anne of Green Gables”

Sellers writes: “Anne dreamed us all / into being,” and gives us farsick, longing for places seen only through Anne’s eyes. Montgomery’s love of Prince Edward Island led Sellers to rediscover her own prairie landscape, “wind and stars and fireflies” and magic.   — Deirdre Kessler, former Prince Edward Island Poet Laureate

Using an array of poetic forms, Sellers captures the spirit of indomitable Anne Shirley with skill and insight. With “Gilbert Blythe,” she portrays in seventeen words a pivotal moment in Anne’s stormy relationship with Gilbert. Julie Sellers is a gifted writer. —Duane R. Johnson, Poet & Kansas Author’s Club President

Lifelong devotees of character Anne Shirley will find Kindred Verse essential reading. Readers who have never read Anne of Green Gables will also luxuriate in Sellers’ metaphors. Sellers elucidates the longing we have to reread books we cherish; isn’t that, after all, why we all read? —Roy Beckemeyer, poet, author of Mouth Brimming Over

All of Anne’s longtime “bosom friends”—and new ones!—will treasure this collection of verse. Sellers vividly recreates Anne’s world with the living insight that can only come from a true kindred spirit. Prepare to be delightfully transported to Green Gables in each poem. —Lesley Sieger-Walls, Ph.D., English

Dwell among this beautiful collection. If you’ve not read the series about the many-faceted Anne Shirley, this book is the perfect introduction. Julie Sellers’ words remain with the reader long after turning the final page. —Nancy Julien Kopp, author, blogger of Writer Granny’s World

An homage. Whimsical, multi-sensory and full of imagery. Sellers journeys the mind’s eye of the reader far from one’s domicile to explore the depths in dreams of fragrance among lustrous Octobers, hand in hand with Anne Shirley. Each poetic transcends us beyond the page. I see, hear and smell. Do you? —Ravinder Surah, visual artist and writer

Sellers paints vivid pictures of Anne of Green Gables with her lyrical prose and poetry. Kindred Verse effortlessly transports the reader to the world of Montgomery’s beloved work. Sellers skillfully and beautifully evokes Green Gables while highlighting her contemporary flair and irrefutable love of all things Anne. —Christopher Renna, author and developmental editor

Julie’s soulful literary portrait of the people and nature of Avonlea gently wakes Anne in my heart and passionately introduces a fresh vision of the books, sharing the delicate imagination of both Anne and Julie. —Hiroe Suzuki (Japan)