By Barbara Kamler
Barbara Kamler’s Leaving New Jersey is an enthralling number of prose poems. These lyrical, deeply relocating poems paintings like sepia-tone postcards the place relatives scenes are honed again to overheard speak, glimpsed expressions, streets and dwelling rooms. The poems invite us, quietly, into the wistfulness and uncertainty that shadows relocating from one kingdom to another. Most importantly, the poems display a hard-won emotional intensity and concentration that's on the middle of those indelible, minimalist narratives.
– Anthony Lawrence
This tale is stuffed with soreness and sweetness. Readers with stories of loss, separation, and the grim dilemmas of parenting will treasure it for its
precise honesty. These are the kinds of reports it truly is tricky to put in writing approximately,
and it really is much more tricky to carry to such tales the shaping sensibility
of a poet. Barbara Kamler’s booklet is a triumph of honesty and artfulness.
– Kevin Brophy
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