Wed, Dec 02|
Poets V.B. Price & Barbara Rockman
One Poet's gift to his friends over the Holidays in "Innocence Regained" and another Poet's contemplative exploration of how love is sustained in an incongruent world in "to cleave"
Date, Time & Location
Dec 02, 2020, 6:00 PM MST
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In 1969, V. B. Price wrote a small poem that he gave to his friends and loved ones for Christmas. He has continued that tradition each year ever since. This book collects 43 of those intimate, inquisitive, and inspired poems, published together for the first time. Proudly printed on natural 80# paper with a 100# linen paper cover and perfect bound in New Mexico.
V. B. Price has worked continuously as a reporter and an environmental & political columnist since the 1960s, and he has been publishing poetry since 1962. His works include The Orphaned Land: New Mexico’s Environment Since the Manhattan Project and numerous poetry collections. He lives in Albuquerque.
“Innocence Regained is an extraordinary collection. ... Price’s magical ability to instill authentic childhood wonder with wicked humor and mature wisdom makes this book unique. ... I am stunned and often moved to a release of tears by the depth of this poet’s humanity and the brilliance of his craft.”
– Margaret Randall, author of I Never Left Home: Poet, Feminist, Revolutionary
Barbara Rockman's collection of poetry in to cleave is a contemplative exploration of how love is sustained in an incongruent world. Full of sensory detail and written with astute observation, to cleave searches for and lays bare the mythic moments one finds even in the most ordinary life. In this stunning collection Rockman explores the themes of aging; our relationships to our bodies; marriage; and the surprises, griefs, and joys of motherhood. First Place for a Book of Poetry from the National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest, a finalist in the International Book Awards 2020, as well as a finalist for the 2020 New Mexico-Arizona Poetry Book Award.