“It is a beautiful, rare moment when a poem brings one to tears.  Reading Wynne Huddleston’s “Granddaughter of Make-do” left me weeping.  The poem isn’t sad, in fact, it’s not emotional at all.  It’s a matter-of-fact, lovely-written ownership of being Southern-born.”
   –Sharing Story with Paula J. Vaughan


Reviews of From the Depths of Red Bluff

5.0 out of 5 stars Captured my Heart

Wynne Huddleston touched my soul. I can empathize with her on this journey she’s traveled, having come from similar roots and gone through the same heartache. Though not a huge fan of poetry lacking structure, the heartfelt emotion in From the Depths of Red Bluffs captured my spirit because I found.a kindred spirit in the words. “I Can’t Stop Loving You” made me smile. “The Magic of Mississippi” brought home the truths of my home. “His Shirts” made my stomach broil as I knew the next step would not be so nice. I loved “Devil’s Due” and think it should be put to music. As a fellow educator, “All We Like Sheep” brought to mind former students. “Closure” sealed my kith with Wynne. “Concerto” bound my own discordant song to Wynne’s like melody. “The Child” tore into my deepest psyche. “Where Eyes Are Clouds that Weep” brought me to tears. But my favorite is “The Sands of my Life” since it declares triumph over defeat. The more I read, the deeper I was pulled in. Well done, Wynne!

By Janet Taylor-Perry, B.S., M.A..T., Editor, Educator
Author, Lucky Thirteen; Heartless


5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book of poetry

Understand, I haven’t cared much for poetry since I was a very young woman, but I finished Wynne Huddleston’s book of poetry “From the Depths of Red Bluff,” and was totally moved. What an awesome talent she has! She gives you a glimpse into her soul and makes you feel a kinship with it. Her command of the language is a rare gift. I recommend this book to anyone who loves or even those who think they hate poetry.

Virginia Welch on June 10, 2014

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Must Read

Absolutely loved this engaging collection of poetry. Heartfelt, soul cleansing, creative and imaginative – reminding us of our own human experience and survival.

Donna Smith, Photographer, April 11, 2014

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice book

Having actually been to Red Bluff at various stages of my life I have fond memories or the place and that carried over to my appreciation for this work. You can almost sense the passion the writer experiences.

Tim I. Creative Director TV,  June 25, 2014


5.0 out of 5 stars Good Meditative Reading
I have read this collection of poems purchased from Amazon. I found myself enthralled in the writer’s words in each of the writings. The poems are forceful, and in many cases emotional. I do not recall being moved by poetry so in the past. It is great reading for meditation, or to travel the journey of the poet. I highly recommend it to anyone who reads as a hobby.
Henry Munn, Engineer,  April 21, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful!
Absolute power of the pen by an amazing poet… she takes me to places only true life experience can provide… struggles, triumphs, passions, emotions…sharing with others her God given talent to paint with words….a master of music and a teacher of our children……. Ms.Huddleston leaves this legacy of synergy and soul inspiration…… I loved it !Joseph Horn, Artist, April 12, 2014

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best

I absutly love this book…it’s very powerful and touching…written by a beautiful lady with deep input on life I give it a A+ and 5 stars

Davina Joles


Reading Wynne Huddleston’s poetry is peering into a heritage you’ve never known existed. It eases you, slides you into the world Huddleston has, clearly, known all her life and stirs your sensibilities and sympathies. There’s pain and dark humor there, the occasional flash of anger, and the frustrations that world includes. But most of all there’s appreciation of it, and love for it, and the intensely personal and keen eye that makes it thoroughly visible.

   –Evan Guilford-Blake, Playwright, Poet, Novelist

A beautiful testament to the value and importance of the Mississippi Poetry Society
   –Paula Lambert, The Sudden Seduction of Gravity

 “I was especially impressed by the villanelle [“The Child”]; it’s a hard  form to write well. You have.”
–Evan Guilford-Blake, Playwright, Poet, Novelist

Besides Wynne Huddleston’s fantastic poetry, this blog features poetry news, poetry writing, publishing, submission information, and suggestions. Two favorite poems include “Blue” and “Paint the Light.”
— “Choice Five: Top Poetry Blogs” by Heather Thomas, Santa Ana Poetry Examiner.


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