I have been fortunate enough to have studied under Ms. McCarrison. I find her poetry exceptional. Linda's ability to get to the truths of life, no matter how painful, is truly admirable. Sometimes her poems hurt, but are too good in their construct to pass up. The poems, pre Eva Mary had a sad beauty about them, but also refelected some joyous times. It is my hope that we will have some of those poems again. Sometimes it is too painful to look at the dark side and sunlight becomes all the more beautiful.