This is a splendid book, morally serious, poetically authentic, spiritually discerning. -- C. K. Williams, from his judge's citation for the 1997 Walt Whitman Award Barbara Ras, a poet exquisitely heedful of nuance both physical and visceral, cinches deserved renown with this prize-winning debut collection. Bite Every Sorrow invites the reader to embrace beauty, loss, outrage, and the world in all its particular heartbreaks and hilarities, because, as Ras asks, What's life without the details?
Her ability to tap the ordinary and draw forth profundity is brilliantly displayed in You Can't Have It All:
About the Author
Barbara Ras 's poems have appeared in Boulevard, American Scholar, the Massachusetts Review, Orion, and many other magazines. She now directs Trinity University Press in San Antonio, Texas.