Susan Barba publishes second collection of poetry

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Susan Barba (Poetry ’12) has just published her second book, geode, with Black Sparrow Press!  A rave review in the Globe says geode “pulses with the blood of earth and stone. Through a lens of geography and geology, Barba looks at time, and our human efforts — sometimes futile, sometimes hopeful, sometimes cruel — to make sense of forces much larger and much older than our selves.”

Susan says, What I wanted for this book was to create a work of art in conversation with the earth. My hope now is that this book will be a portal, bringing far-flung places to you, but also beckoning you to go out (if you can, safely), to see the sky, set your feet on the ground.

The book arose from anguish and love: anguish at the climate crisis and love for this changeable, rejuvenating earth. geode is both a response to the crisis and a response to the beauty of the world. 

Thank you so much, Susan.  Congratulations!

Susan Barba is the author of geode (Black Sparrow Press, 2020) and Fair Sun (David R. Godine, 2017). She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, and she works as a senior editor for New York Review of Books.

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