Hats Off! to Terri Kirby Erickson whose new poetry collection Becoming the Blue Heron (Press 53) is favorably reviewed in the Winston-Salem Journal. "Our torn-asunder nation needs books like this," says reviewer John Railey. "She writes of dreams lost and found, of love lost and found, of siblings and innocence lost and of parents growing older, at the beach and back here at home, of good country folk and good city ones and ones not so good, and of the wild things." Terri launched her collection this week with a fundraiser for the Centers for Exceptional Children, the Winston-Salem nonprofit that works with children with developmental delays, orthopedic disabilities and/or other long-term chronic health impairments.