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Opalescence by Judith Skillman
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.05 lbs.
Release Date Dec 30, 2004
Publisher Wordtech Communications
ISBN 1932339566 ISBN13 9781932339567
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More About Judith Skillman
Judith Skillman is the author of twelve books, including BROKEN LINES: THE ART & CRAFT OF POETRY (Lummox Press, 2013), The Phoenix: New & Selected Poems 2007 - 2013, PRISONER OF THE SWIFTS (Ahadada Books, 2009), CIRCE'S ISLAND (Silverfish Review Press, 2003) and RED TOWN (Silverfish Review Press, 2001). Her poetry has appeared in Field, The Iowa Review, Northwest Review, Poetry, Southern Review, and Prairie Schooner. The recipient of an award from the Academy of American Poets for her book Storm (Blue Begonia Press, 1998), she has also received a King County Arts Commission (KCAC) Publication Prize, a KCAC Public Arts grant, and a Washington State Arts Commission Writer's Fellowship. Two of her books have been finalists for the Washington State Book Award.
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Book Review - Stephen Meats, Editor The Midwest Quarterly Feb 23, 2005
"In Opalescence, Judith Skillman blends the two arts of poetry writing and stained-glass making into a powerful and highly original book. As the stained glass artisan, for her art, endures the injuries that heat and the cutting edges of glass and metal can inflict, so Skillman endures the pain of exploring the obscure recesses of her personal past within a web of historical, mythical, and biblical allusions that weave through the book holding it together as the web of lead cames weaves through and holds together a piece of stained glass. In these poems, she shores the fragments of memory and emotion against the sure oblivion of the future, just as the stained glass artisan assembles a luminous mosaic from an apparent chaos of glass shards. In Opalescence, Judith Skillman lets us see through her to ourselves, not as through a glass darkly, but with glorious light."
Stephen Meats, Poetry Editor, The Midwest Quarterly, Pittsburg State University