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Poems by Barbara Bloom

Barbara Bloom

Praise for Pulling Down the Heavens:

“Barbara Bloom’s poems are a clear window into the world of wonder, of a childhood lived in the woods of British Columbia, of a commitment to family and friendship, and an abiding reverence for the natural world. She is also a poet who can look directly into wreckage and loss and salvage a sustaining vision through the healing music of poetry. Here are poems of a life lived with loving attention, poems that praise and celebrate our incandescent moment in this world.”
        —Joseph Stroud, author of Of This World: New and Selected Poems 1966–2006


Barbara Bloom grew up in California and on a remote coastal homestead in British Columbia, Canada. She returned to California to attend the University of California, Santa Cruz, and made her home there for over forty years. She earned an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and taught composition and creative writing at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz. Her poems have appeared in various literary journals, and three poems from her first book, On the Water Meridian, were read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac. She lives in Bellingham, Washington with her musician husband, Fred Winterbottom.

Pulling Down the Heavens by Barbara Bloom.  September 2017.       Ordering Books
82 pages, paperback, $15, ISBN 978-0-9986722-2-9

Cover image: Emily Carr, Above the Trees, circa 1939, oil on paper, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Emily Carr Trust.
Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery
Author photo: Balin Butler


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