Issue 95 |

Horses and the Human Soul by Judith Barrington


Maxine Kumin recommends Horses and the Human Soul, poems by Judith Barrington: "The poem, Barrington writes, 'has lodged in my heart like a stone in the shoe.' It is a perfect image for recollection. Here are the horses of her English childhood and the outbreak of World War II filtered through family reminiscence, her coming of age, the disastrous marriage, and her self-acceptance as a lesbian. Her voice is lyrical, her intelligence palpable throughout this book." (Story Line)