Poems by Carol in Summer 2000


Carol Moldaw's books at bn.com:

Chalkmarks on Stone

Taken from the River

Through the Window ISBN 1888809302
Paper. 35 pp. $10
was published by La Alameda Press
9636 Guadalupe Trail NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114

Through the Window

Praise for Carol Moldaw's work:
“Several different forms of maturity--emotional, artistic, religious--come together in Moldaw's second book of poems, which repeatedly achieves lyric junctures of shivering beauty. Her vision is like that of a seasoned naturalist observing the play of life's impulses over the crust of the earth. Estrangement and new love; miscarriage, friends' children, and the interlinking of generations are some of the subjects quietly suspended in these oblique, wily, and intensely intelligent poems.”

The New Yorker

“Another Part of the Field," a long sequence based in the I CHING fills the last third of the book. For this sequence Moldaw has devised a six-lline stanza of three beats per line based on the ancient hexagrams, and composed a series of poems inspired by the throws of the coins. The result is a very rich poem, whose cumulative effect is paradoxically peaceful, cathartic, and unexcerptable, like the experience of lying in a field of very tall grass.”

—Annie Finch, Poetry Flash


Carol Moldaw lives and teaches in Pojoaque, New Mexico. Her previous book was Chalkmarks on Stone (La Alameda Press, 1998). Also in 1998, the bilingual edition of her poems, Pencereden/Through the Window was published in Istanbul. Her poems have been published in Conjunctions, Manoa, Paris Review, Colorado Review, and Denver Quarterly. She is a Contributing Editor for The Drunken Boat.