Desiring Flight (Paperback)
By drawing our attention to what we may, at first, be tempted to overlook, the author surprises us by relating it to something else which is not obviously related, but which, by virtue of her keen perceptions, shows itself to be attached, sometimes emotionally, sometimes morally, often mysteriously. Christianne Balk writes about land, landscape, wind, rock, bird, plant and animal, river and ocean as if to record as well as to protect. At the center of her work is a profound reverence for the scaffolding of the earth itself, a willingness to embrace the continual cycles of disintegration and growth we are all part of.
About the Author(s):
Christianne Balk is the author of two books of poetry; Bindweed (MacMillan, 1986) and "Desiring Flight" (Purdue University Press, 1995). Her poems have appeared in many magazines, including the Atlantic, Pequod, Harper's and the New Yorker. She lives with her family in Seattle, Washington