"Ever had something suddenly make you happy? A redbird singing, the laughter of a child, a joke that giggled you? That's what's awaiting you in Tina Clowes Kay's wonderful book of poetry, "Hues of Purple and Blue". Whimsical, snarky, thoughtful, or sad, her poetry reminds us all that joy is something to grab with both hands and SQUEEZE until you have taken in every single bit of it. There's something good in here for everyone, and I can't wait to see what she'll do next."
Kimberlynne Darby Newton, 2013