Out of the Bonecage Singing

Out of the Bonecage Singing

by Carla Martin-Wood
     
 

Carla Martin-Wood explores the human spirit like an adventurer in a new world. She delves into the structure of what drives each of us through her own experience. In seasons, in time, in the beauty and wonder of our earth she exposes our mortal nature until all flesh disappears. In these poems we discover this new place where light shines on immortal bones. - Lise… See more details below

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Carla Martin-Wood explores the human spirit like an adventurer in a new world. She delves into the structure of what drives each of us through her own experience. In seasons, in time, in the beauty and wonder of our earth she exposes our mortal nature until all flesh disappears. In these poems we discover this new place where light shines on immortal bones. - Lise Whidden, Pushcart Prize nominee, author of Rosa's Blue Underwear, (The Pink Petticoat Press, 2013)

Carla Martin-Wood's latest collection of poetry is a personal journey through anguish, revelation and release. The title poem depicts the human spirit in transcendence and triumph over the obstacles confronted in life, while other poems examine the solace found in the natural world and a faith that has both challenged and fortified this pilgrimage toward spiritual freedom. Extraordinary language, vivid imagery and originality define this book's excellence on every level. - Wendy Howe, Pushcart Prize nominee, freelance writer, and former editor of The Baroque Review

From the loss of an estranged brother to the fall of JFK, Carla Martin-Wood's poetry confronts mortality head-on and never looks away. Yet hers is an art with "many pockets" from which spill images of rare and indelible power, and in the process, she finds both her own redemption and the reader's reward. The "bonecage" forms her central motif: the means by which we meld the temporal with the ethereal. Its bars hold us back only until we learn to open them. - Brenda Levy Tate, Pushcart Prize nominee, author of Wingflash (The Pink Petticoat Press, 2010)

Carla Martin-Wood's out of the bonecage singing takes readers beyond the ordinary into transcendence. She weaves keen observations of the natural world and awareness of its cycles, within cycles of traditions. Her profound insights on mortality are stunning and beautiful. Her language will grip you and pull you into her inner realizations. - Joanne Uppendahl, Pushcart Prize nominee, author of She Who Gathers Stones

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615945972
Publisher:
Pink Petticoat Press, The
Publication date:
01/09/2014
Pages:
84
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)

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