In an effort to catch up on a few book reviews before 2022 ends, I’m going to try something a little different. Each day this week I will publish a book review but instead of going into great detail, I will write a point form book review and focus on a few highlights. Here we go!
- Baer’s 3rd book of poetry
- See my previous reviews here and here
- short form poems
- many with a focus on motherhood and/or womanhood
- several with a political slant (I think it’s fair to say Baer is left-leaning in her politics)
- great, easy entry into poetry for those who might not be that into poetry
- Here’s one I can identify with:
She is reading, her soft body dead
against the sofa. Nothing moves
except the moon of her eyes.
The children in bed.
Her husband in bed.
The dog asleep against the oven.
Outside the wind howls, wolflike,
keeping the morning at bay.“Bliss” by Kate Baer