This fascinating poetry collection includes free verse and the more traditional rhyming poetry. Traditional styles range from ballad, diamante, ghazal, monorhyme, ode, and pantoum to villanelle. However, Nothing But the Word: Poetry is more than a sampler. In this literary ballroom, surprising comparisons come to life as unlikely partners waltz gracefully through parables. Perkins' poignant and versatile treatment of universal truths appeals to both casual readers and poetry lovers. Her delightfully provocative play on words and unexpected twists, both entertain and inspire. --a smorgasbord to whet romantic, spiritual, emotional, philosophical, theological and literary appetites!