FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA
A chapbook by Judith Barrington
Published by The Eighth Mountain Press
FINALIST, OREGON BOOK AWARD
In these poems Judith Barrington draws on her fascination with
the ocean and the currents of her imagination to create poems
that are surprising, provocative, witty and profound. Jellyfish,
toadfish and giant squid glide gracefully through the pages amid
coral and weed. People too—sailors and divers, survivors
and the drowned. The rhythms and sounds evoke the tides, the “song
of the earth’s crust,” the waters of the blue planet.
Here, in poems about life
in the sea, are intimate explorations of what it means to be
human. What Publishers Weekly called the poet’s “cogent,
vigorous poetry” rises to new levels of craft in Postcards
from the Bottom of the Sea even as it plunges into uncharted
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