Sandy Stillwell invites us to take a seat on that boulder by the river and listen to the water roll awhile. In her poems the natural world becomes a mirror for the complexities of our lives, an endless source of wisdom that guides us. Stillwell reminds us that "something knocking against the heart...is not to be ignored." She encourages us to open the door and let ourselves in. - Cheryl Dumesnil, Poet and Teacher, Editor Dorothy Parker's Elbow: Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos.
Sandra tells wonderful stories in her poems, adding herself to a long line of storytellers. Like Griots of old, she distills the truth through a fine water of words. And that is the key to her work-a deep love and sharing of truth. - James Downs, Yosemite Poet