- A Village of Poetry People, by Maureen Higson,
- When I attempt to describe the poetry of Maureen Higson, the first thing that comes to my mind is that she epitomizes the difference between a poet and someone who writes poetry. What is the difference; you may ask? It is the difference between someone who draws buildings and an architect, the difference between a man holding a knife and a surgeon; it is the difference between someone with a fiddle and a virtuoso. In short, it is the difference between someone with inspiration and someone with inspiration and a polished understanding of their craft earned over years of toil. Her words sing of wisdom, of common sense, of compassion, but most of all they just sing. And that is the difference between a craftsman and an artist. Come see for yourself; become engrossed in another world for a while. I promise the old one will be anxiously waiting when you’re done.