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Unlocatable Source, Poems by Judith Bowles
The sharp images and elegant lines of Judith Bowles' Unlocatable Source do indeed seem to come from some hidden origin, the fusion of eye and ear and hand that results in this poet's stunning craft.
"Judith Bowles is a poet of huge gifts, and this book, her finest, is the marvelous culmination of a life of looking and listening with intent self-awareness, and with unquenchable love for the world."-David Keplinger, from the introduction
"Judith Bowles has gifted readers with a metaphysical odyssey via science and the echoes of family. Her agile water music opens a treasure chest of magic and pain before floating us toward an oceanic satori."-Richard Peabody, editor of Gargoyle
Praise for Judith Bowles' The Gatherer (2014)
"Clear of eye and voice…these are poems that reveal the wonders of being human in these times."-Greg McBride, editor of Innisfree Journal of Poetry
"…Her work is enlivened with a brightness…and subtle formal command. But I mean, also, these poems are ghosted-by mothers and grandmothers, movie stars, old friends, even the inspiring wind, that "generous donor." Bowles' aesthetic is shaped by clarity and a rightness of detail, minimal and revealing, but tinted to the moody aura of memory and loss."-David Baker, poetry editor, The Kenyon Review