to cleave

By Barbara Rockman



First Place for a Book of Poetry from the National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest

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. Each of the seven sections urges readers to view their daily lives with renewed curiosity and wonder.

Subjects: Poetry

Contributor Bios
Barbara Rockman is the author of Sting and Nest: Poems, winner of the New Mexico–Arizona Book Award. She teaches writing at Santa Fe Community College and at Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families. Raised in western Massachusetts, she now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.