Books

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SHARP STARS  

BOA Editions 2009, recipient of the Isabella Gardner Award

“Sharon Bryan’s beautiful astonishment vis-a-vis the universe knows no limits.”  Adam Zagajewski

 

A review of Sharp Stars in Rattle

 

 

 

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FLYING BLIND 

Sarabande Books 1996

“It’s a brilliant book…smart as hell. Behind the brainy voice in the poem is a real woundedness. It’s felt thinking.”    Fredrick Busch

“This is a delicious book of poetry, dedicated to exploring right ways of conducting our lives.”  Peter Davison

 

 

 

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OBJECTS OF AFFECTION   

Wesleyan University Press 1987

“There is a striking boldness to this book, an unusual power.”  Lorrie Goldensohn

 

 

 

 

 

Salt Air

SALT AIR

Wesleyan University Press 1983, recipient of the Governor’s Award from the State of Washington

“This is a first book of notable depth, gravity, and range.”  Marvin Bell

 

 

 

 

 

planetonthetableEditor (with William Olsen)

PLANET ON THE TABLE: POETS ON THE READING LIFE

Sarabande Books 2003

“This is a wonderful book….The essays are explorations of the pleasures—and dangers—of reading poetry.”

 

 

 

 

 

wherewestandEditor

WHERE WE STAND: WOMEN POETS ON LITERARY TRADITION   

Norton 1993

“The essays in Where We Stand are utterly absorbing in their clarity, vitality, and variety…. If you are a woman (whatever you do), if you are a poet (whatever your sex), but especially if you are a woman poet, you’ll find this collection fascinating.” —Sandra Gilbert