"After decades of intimacy with the turning of the earth and its seasons, Caroline Boutard has given us a book brimming with an ancient wisdom. In
these poems our harried modern lives can slow down and remember the blessed comings and goings of all things. We can learn again what it means to grieve and celebrate in the same breath. Because we must. Trust this voice, 'dumb on sun and sugar, ' to sing you into now and whatever comes next."
-Rosemary Catacalos, Texas State Poet Laureate Emerita
"Boutard's splendid first collection, Each Leaf Singing, is an elegiac recounting of a marriage, a farm, and a life she intimately knows and tends. Because her husband is living with a terminal illness, their time on this farm is coming to an end, and there is grief and loss here. But the primary experience in this book is one of exuberance and joy. There is no pretense, only a wildly intelligent and skilled poet using her craft to convince us that 'A heart broken by the world, and in love with its possibilities, is entirely reasonable.'"
-Julia B. Levine, author of Ordinary Psalms