Robin van Löben Sels
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A collection of poetry from Wanting a Country for This Weather (2003, Mellen Poetry Press) along with earlier and later writings.
“When I first read Robin’s poetry, years ago, a quickening occurred deep within me; a feeling, an imprint arising from the wholeness in this woman’s work and a voice so rare I wanted to be near her flame. With her latest collection of poetry my old wish has been granted. Robin’s flame of Becoming burns throughout these pages
“…In this collection, I found revelations born out of facing the impossible realities in life, revelation emerging from within the act of creation, an arc of surprise in each work, and a voice born from the dark mystery of life itself&hellips;
“A slow holding of these poems creates, drop by drop, access to a deep drink of living water, resulting in subtle dynamic changes in how we embrace and see our own lives, our world, and the psyche at work within us.”
-- from the Preface, by Monika Wikman, p. 7.