“Message in My Pen” is Luella Hill-Dudley’s fourth published collection of poetry. In addition to the poetry, this book is full of photographs, illustrations and mixed media from James & Yvette Loveless, Kelvin Curry and Henry Lee Battle.
Although the title is about the message in Luella’s pen, this collection of poetry reaches way beyond the words that are used in the poems. There is an energy of concern, encouragement and rejuvenation that will uplift you when if you are down and take you higher if you are feeling great. “Message in My Pen” is an open invitation into Luella Hill-Dudley’s life – the good and the bad. (see: “Watch Me Work”)
Through her poetry, you get to see the world through her eyes. You see the young lives lost. You see the undue stress the news media can bring into the household. You see the intimate feelings involved in her search for love. You begin to see your place in society as you read her words. “Message in My Pen” is a collection that takes a lot of courage to release into the world because gives you controversy, insecurity and blatant honesty. Certain poems may set you on a personal journey because they hit close to home. Other poems may stop you dead in your tracks because they make you ponder new thoughts.