The publications of poet Barbara Bloom

* On the Water Meridian * Praise by Joseph Stroud * About Barbara Bloom * Blog entry.

On the Water Meridian (2007)

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Book Praised by Joseph (Joe) Stroud, author of Below Cold Mountain

"For over thirty years Barbara Bloom has been quietly attending to the careful, solitary work of a dedicated writer, and through those years she has garnered a reputation as one of Santa Cruz's finest lyric poets. Her first full length book, On the Water Meridian, gathers the best of her poems, and what a pleasure it is to have them, and to turn to them, during these troubling times. Barbara Bloom's poems are a clear window into a world of wonder, of a childhood lived in the wilds of British Columbia, of a commitment to family and friendship, and an abiding reverence for the natural world. Here are poems of a life lived with loving attention, poems that praise and celebrate our incandescent moment in this world. Beneath the lyrical surface of her poems, there is a courage and tenacity of spirit that is prepared to 'go through the fire' to save what she loves. Her work has earned a quietness at the center, where she can say,

Walk slowly.
Empty yourself
of all cruelty.
What is sent forth as love
returns as love.
Reach out your hand
in good faith.

Her poems enact that love, they reach out to us, they give us faith, they help us to cherish this life."

Joseph (Joe) Stroud, author of Country of Light, Below Cold Mountain, Signatures, and In the Sleep of Rivers.

About Barbara Bloom

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