Confidence: Poems

Confidence: Poems

by Robin Bradford

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483583884
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 01/05/2017
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Robin Bradford is a poet, essayist and fiction writer. Her poems have appeared most recently in The Texas Observer and Friends Journal, the national Quaker magazine, and the Texas Poetry Calendar. Her work has won the Dobie Paisano Fellowship for Texas Writers, an O. Henry Award, a Texas Literature Grant and a Community Sabbatical Grant from the University of Texas Humanities Institute, among other honors. Her previous chapbook is Digging In. She has also published dozens of stories, essays and poems in the Boston Review, Austin Chronicle, Cimarron Review and in several anthologies. Her new book Confidence is a gathering of 19 poems about living in difficult times. Drought, cancer and #BlackLivesMatter are here—as well as love, beauty and grit. Bradford has lived in Austin, Texas, for 25 years where she works as communications director at Austin Community Foundation. She has taught creative writing to children living at affordable housing and yoga to people who were previously homeless. She currently teaches Zen meditation and writing.

Table of Contents

Live a Great Story 1

Anniversary 2

First Sight 3

Winter Rain 4

Errand Poem 5

Mate 6

Grossing 7

What You Brought 8

Your Scars at Barton Springs 9

Prayer 10

To the Stray Dogs of the World 11

How to Grow a Poet 12

Listening to Tchaikovsky at the Gynecologist's Office 13

#DavidJoseph 14

Grief 15

House Concert 16

Drought 17

Confidence 18

Metamorphosis 19

Acknowledgments 20

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