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The world extends itself to us. Some refuse the offer, electing to take their own lives. Others pull back, subscribing to fear and the ego's need for order. Still, the wild, ungovernable forces break through in this book, in the form of animals: exuberant dogs, deer splintering a fence, bears that slip in through the door of dreams. Hilberry's poetry explores life's large energies and our resistances.
About the Author
Jane Hilberry has written two previous books of poetry, including Body Painting, which won the Colorado Book Award and got Hilberry banned from speaking at a Colorado Springs high school. She has written a book of biography/art criticism titled The Erotic Art of Edgar Britton; edited The Burden of the Beholder: Dave Armstrong and the Art of Collage; and co-authored a little volume on email titled Get Smart: How Email Can Make or Break Your Career and Your Organization. Her poems have appeared in The Hudson Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Women s Review of Books, Denver Quarterly and many other journals. She was one of the first editors of the Indiana Review. In addition to teaching Creative Writing, Creativity, and Literature at Colorado College, Hilberry has also facilitated arts-based leadership development programs at The Banff Centre in Canada."