This first volume of poetry by Lorraine Stanchich is strong and unforgettable. Mindful of the seen and unseen, Stanchich weaves matters of human existence with the surreal and draws them into earnest and astounding verse. A first-generation American of Yugoslavian and Peruvian immigrants, Stanchich explores the American experience from a singular, vital perspective. In Witness, a blessed unrest towards the ordinary is immutable. Nothing is lost. Each poem appeals to the witness in all of us.
Vigilance and passion inform the work of Lorraine Stanchich. Hers is a brave, haunting, and unflinchingly honest voice.
– Cat Doty, poet
Very moving, life experiential poetry with alot of feeling. Kudos to the author!
– A reader from Sugar Loaf, New York