Eating the Light, by Mary Barbara Moore

 


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Eating the Light, by Mary Barbara Moore
Winner of the 2016 Sable Books Chapbook Contest

ISBN: 978-0-9968036-5-6
Retail: $10.95

Allison Joseph, poet, publisher, and our esteemed judge for this year’s contest, had this to say about Eating the Light:

“What a gorgeous book “Eating the Light” is–thrilling in its language, assured in its wisdom, deft in its music.  It is a book of vision–of tantalizing images and sensations, of beauty that is both tangible and ethereal.  Whatever Mary Barbara Moore turns her attention to, we her readers are bound to be delighted. How wonderful to fall under the thrall of this book, to return its poems over and over, devouring its capacious grandeur.” — Allison Joseph, author of Imitation of LifeVoice, and My Father’s Kites
Of Mary’s book, A.E. Stringer writes:
“In Eating the Light, these new poems of Mary Moore ‘s new poems offer a feast for the reader.  On subjects both natural and human-wrought, her eye is the painter’s: vividly clear.  She creates an appetite for looking and a fulfillment of seeing.   Moore’s perceptions are sensuous, intelligent, and the world in the poems is a world transformed both physically and emotionally.  Her metaphors illuminate and satisfy, and having dined with her, we begin to glow, sated on such delectables. These poems embody a kind of mystical sensitivity to the sources of life:  immediate, continuously perishing, making its considerable mark in these gorgeous lines.”
— A.E. Stringer, author of Late Breaking and Asbestos Brocade

Eating the Light, by Mary Barbara Moore

And Sandra M. Gilbert has this to say:
“Mary Barbara Moore’s poems are extraordinary in their virtuosity, their play and pleasure in what she so beautifully calls “light’s charismata.”  The elegance of her language is as compelling as the incisiveness of her thought. We’re lucky to have this brilliant collection.  Read it and revel in it!”
— Sandra M. Gilbert, author of Emily’s Bread and Aftermath

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