As it highlights home, including in Ohio, Cadabra invokes
creating through speaking what is magical and ordinary, what is home
and observable, what potential lies in what’s waiting. Cadabra is honest
and at times raw with love, grief, parenthood, and the act of creation
itself, as in the “Abracadabra!” from which the title is drawn.
"Kindbom's lyric poems address the whole world—natural, familial, spiritual, and even, in a refracted way, political. But the site of this seeing and knowledge is the poet's unique one—the fragile, lovely home of the body, rendered sensuously present in language." —David Wright, Author, A Liturgy for Stones and The Small Books of Bach
"A lovely book, a butterfly of the spirit shimmering with grace and awe over even the smallest inhabitants of a sometimes difficult earth. Kindbom’s keen imagination and lyrical language wake us to the magic of the everyday world, saying, as she might to the moon, look, look—" —Kathy Winograd, Author, Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation and Air into Breath
Market: Kindbom’s poems should appeal to anyone who appreciates fine poetry and is moved by poems that richly elaborate on the meaning of “Abracadabra: I create as I speak.”
Shelving: Poetry; Anabaptist-Mennonite literature; Poetry-of home, spirituality, the Midwest, Ohio. BISAC: Poetry; RTM: 640 Poetry.
The Author:Jen Kindbom is from Cleveland, Ohio, and currently lives in Wooster with her family. She teaches high school English. Her poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies, including Connotation Press, Lummox, Literary Mama, and others.
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