One Hidden Stuff

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Penguin Books, 2006 - Poetry - 78 pages
5 Reviews
Using long-lined, imaginative leaps to connect the everyday with the miraculous, the intimate with the visionary, Barbara Ras's poems surge across the page like waves crashing on a beach. She crafts the forty-one new poems in this collection with a zany and spacious cunning that reaches from family to community, from what's cherished to what's lost, from culture to nature.

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User Review  - Robert Vaughan - Goodreads

A stunning collection, from the road-tripping "Clouds," to the pared down "Song," Ras's poems all sing in the best ways possible. Her arc, the movement, the ultra-personal tone. This book is a poetic dance, to be celebrated! Read full review

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User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

This image from this book has always stuck with me: "...Maybe today you'll find gardenias floating in a blue wood-fired bowl and their scent will bloom into the room like ghostly elephants, bugling softly..." Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Barbara Ras's first book of poems, Bite Every Sorrow, won the Walt Whitman Award in 1997 and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She is currently the director of the Trinity University Press in San Antonio.

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