“Emily Schulten’s words are chosen with all of the pleasures combined sound and sense provide. Good sound sense, soundly, accurately, sensibly sound, good and clear, passionate and affective. Connections poetry makes within these poems, discoveries of emotional intensity, give us the strong desire to bring into our lives what we’re offered by these beautifully realized poems. Rest in Black Haw is all about our hearts in search of their contentments.” – Dara Wier