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Words on Stone, Eggshells, Feathers, Etc.: Poems, Art & Interview with Jody Gladding — Darren Higgins | Numéro Cinq
Bark Beetle presents one unfathomable mystery after the next—stars burnt out, relationships damaged, butterflies blasted by traffic—but in this magical collection, that's no reason for despair. As Ovid, another poet concerned with metamorphoses, has written, while everything changes, nothing is lost. Sound and sight, on the page and off—croaking ravens, scraping stones, melting ice, dying stars, unfathomable mysteries all. Gladding doesn't just write poems about this unsettled world, a difficult-enough task. She turns the world into poetry, then lets it go. ---Darren Higgins