The poems of Armor, Amour reveal a serious mind wrestling with important subjects. The book is compulsively readable despite its gravity. It rewards the reader’s attention with a depth that continues to reveal itself.
--Melissa Ginsburg, Colorado Review
The Decadent Lovely
Main Street Rag
Pence connects with the universal through a personal return through childhood, and the adult-child’s most unsettling moments, those epiphanies in which, we realize our parents are human, their progression toward aging real, their mortality an affront, and in a moment of great vulnerability, Pence is able to find levity, the joy of connection. Even Galileo could not calculate the infinite of separation.
Maureen Alsop, Poemeleon
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