Poetry. "Few volumes of poetry, let alone first collections, achieve the splendid fusion of intelligence and passion that characterizes BODY BETRAYER. Beckian Fritz Goldberg has an amazing command of technique, but more importantly an ability to look unflinchingly at the ironies and cruelties of our mysterious existence. Her poems are visionary in a rare and hardwon sense, for she seems to see more than the rest of us--because of our timidity or some lack of character--are willing to permit ourselves. Yet Goldberg's broodings invariably transform themselves to a stance that is redemptive rather than despairing. BODY BETRAYER is a remarkable first book"--David Wojahn.
About the Author
Beckian Fritz Goldberg holds an M.F.A. from Vermont College and is the author of six volumes of poetry. Her work has appeared widely in anthologies and journals including, The American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry l995, Field, The Gettysburg Review, Harper's, The Iowa Review, New American Poets of the 90's and The Massachusetts Review. She has been awarded the Theodore Roethke Poetry Prize, The Gettysburg Review Annual Poetry Award, The University of Akron Press Poetry Prize, the Field Poetry Prize, and a Pushcart Prize. Goldberg is currently Professor of English at Arizona State University.