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Things I Don't Want to Talk about
The poems of Things I Don't Want To Talk About by Carolyn Hill-Bjerke are charged with energy, yet also step back into quiet contemplation behind the bustling exterior. The tension of these poems is provocative, and powerful.
Paperback, 88 pages
Published December 22nd 2015 by Wordtech Communications LLC
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Carolyn Hill-Bjerke makes a golden debut with Things I Don’t Want to Talk About. Splendidly matter-of-fact and earthily spiritual, her vatic voice whirls through streets and through time. This poet seems to speak from a 7th sense: both wise and wiseass, earnest and ironic, childlike but maternal—cut loose, but rooted in a family and a city. About death she is deadpan, and so shockingly blasé we know we can believe her every word. Whether Hill-Bjerke is discovering adoption papers, devastated by ...more