Prisms, Particles, and Refractions perceptively seeks a poetic understanding between science, the natural world and our continual, jarring sense of wonder at the universe.
–Jeffrey Makala, Special Collections Librarian & University Archivist, Furman University and Curator, South Carolina Poetry Archive
The collection transmits contrapuntal energies like a fugue: simple and complex, scientific and mystical, personal and global, narrative and formal—a virtuoso collection!
–Chris Swanberg, The Alleluia Tree, Puddin’head Press
To share this poet’s daylight is to see the world anew through Carol Smallwood‘s vision; bravo!
–Mary Barnet, Senior Editor PoetryMagazine.com; author: The New American; 86 Sonnets
Carol Smallwood distills for us a deep, visceral experience of the role of light in our lives, blending the marvels of quantum mechanics with the emotions of the human psyche to create a remarkable exploration.
— Katherine Mayfield, editor, Maine Review; author, The Box of Daughter & Other Poems
Carol Smallwood’s collection explores the microcosm and the macrocosm, plunging the reader into timeless and universal themes—brilliant!
–Sarah Cisse, The Fortuitous Teacher: A Guide to Successful One-Shot Library Instruction, Chandos Publishing-Elsevier