…a personal and sensitive study of passion and its exquisite colors…a journey through its many curves… “Dorothy Neumann’s poems bring us into a world of broken saints and living gods, disenchanted dreamers and strayed revelers. They convey the sound of a lover’s eyes and the sense of importance in what we do for our friends, colleagues, aging pets, and dying parents. Above all they bear witness to intense feeling, stunning discoveries about one’s self and others, and the connectedness of private and public. You can feel the author weighing each poem in the palm of her hand and sending it to us with radiant generosity.“ William J. Kennedy, Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Cornell University “TRUTH SERUM is a complex, intimate, and haunting collection of poems that explores layers of human experience with warmth infused with deeply affecting insight. It is a colorful tapestry woven together from the strands of a rich life, a personal lifetime work of enormous power, passion, and wisdom. The reader is swept along on a bittersweet tide of honest and keen observation that reflects an introspective intensity of both the deeply personal and the universal with an absorbing integrity. The doubt, longing, and darkness of the human soul searching for light with startling imagery lingers and crackles in the air… a search for life’s meaning and “it is enough”… a superb accomplishment!” Nancy E. Flaherty Rowe, Director TARA Project - Empowering Communities, Ending Poverty www.TARAProject.org Dorothy Neumann is an award winning theatre director and teacher in the Washington, D.C. area.