Brimhall, Traci

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Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod

One of the poet’s great strengths is her ability to forge striking metaphors even if several veer far from the sensate world: “white petals disappear into his shadow like a conclusion.” But that’s a quibble, as most poems impart a passionate fierceness while revealing a shared humanity. Highly recommended for most collections.



Some may crave back matter for context, but Brimhall's work is an unexpected and refreshing, though not essential, addition to contemporary poetry collections.

Our Lady of the Ruins

Chosen by Carolyn Forché for the 2011 Barnard Women Poets Prize, this book gathers the voices of women traveling together as pilgrims in a world enduring apocalypse...

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