Sons and Other Loves: A Life in Verse is a collection of poems that were truly inspired by the joy, tragedy, pain and delight of events during the author’s lifetime. They describe these experiences, as well as the love – pure or purely carnal – of the men and others in Nancy Richards’ life. The poetry in this book covers the variety of experiences Nancy has had throughout her life. These include childhood, birth and death, love pure and love carnal, a difficult marriage and a trying divorce, and a love and celebration of the environment among other subjects. Each poem is followed by explanatory notes, explaining its background or relevant technical details. Nancy’s verse is full of clarity and relevance to many age groups. Sons and Other Loves will appeal to anyone who loves poetry or wishes to know more about it, as well as those who have has similar experiences to Nancy.