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Rigging the Wind

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Relationships are often detailed for their closeness, but the poems of this collection also explore the surprising isolation, and even danger, that is brought about by them. The poet drew from her own marriage and family relationships when she crafted these poems that are at once personal and adaptable, but she also considered her time spent in Spain with people who still remember the way neighbors and regions were torn apart by the Spanish Civil War. The encounters with interpersonal emotions, both ...

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Overview

Relationships are often detailed for their closeness, but the poems of this collection also explore the surprising isolation, and even danger, that is brought about by them. The poet drew from her own marriage and family relationships when she crafted these poems that are at once personal and adaptable, but she also considered her time spent in Spain with people who still remember the way neighbors and regions were torn apart by the Spanish Civil War. The encounters with interpersonal emotions, both firsthand and indirect, result in a reading experience that is starkly relevant.

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"In subjects ranging from the expulsion of the Jews in the fifteenth century to intimacies between contemporary lovers, we are made to feel our own needs and terrors expressed, our own cities left behind. These poems are transparent, yet everywhere reflect things and people darkly, in emergency."  —Jane Miller, poet, The Greater Leisures

"Rigging the Wind dances inside the poet’s essence, that place where, like Ein Sof itself, poetry mines the wellspring of its own making. With faith in a brave humility, Barber celebrates self in its magnificent frailty, particle by particle, each one polished with wonder’s luminescence."  —Afaa Michael Weaver, author and poet, The Plum Flower Dance

"Line after line, Ms. Barber collects the everyday fabric and weaves into a whole a textured world of her own making—personal, and always convincing. The poems here are by turn impressionistic, physical, and passionate—attesting to the fact that close observation can produce poetry of the highest order."  —Daniel Halpern, editor and poet, Something Shining

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781888553154
  • Publisher: Kore Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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