Bitter Sweet

One hundred poems selected by Anselm Hollo.

“Most interesting works of word-art arise out of a sense of our being ‘at a loss for words’—while knowing that there must be some, out there, among all the deafening racket of the outside: words we may use to counter and cut through pandemonium, to clear a space, to have this moment, in these words. Again and again, with elegant insight, wit, and compassion, Bobbie Louise Hawkins’ poems invite us into such spaces of human clarity.”
—Anselm Hollo