What She KnowsCover: Rickbone, What She Knows
poems by Catherine Rickbone
100 pages: 6 x 9 inches
ISBN: 978-1-937493-64-6
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“In What She Knows, Catherine Rickbone collects five sections of poems that chronicle a “family tree of regrets and / recriminations.’ Although they recount difficult, daunting experiences, Ricbone’s poems call on wisdom and wit to offer readers their ‘…moments of salvation.’ ”    —Paulann Petersen, Oregon Poet Laureate Emerita

“In this rich collection of poems, both narrative and lyrical, Catherine Rickbone asks whether and how the measure of our days measures us. She clocks the hours of lives spent in the quotidian details of needlework, Weight Watchers points, fortune cookie messages, and appointments blocked on weekly calendars, mindful that ever patiently waiting for each of us, there is ultimately ‘no appointment but one.’ In intricacies and intimacies, these poems capture knife-edge moments of transformation and fierce determinism, what we stitch together, what we unravel, and ‘how our fingers travel the hem of hope’ [wherein] we find the great gift to survive and transcend what breaks us, repeating, ‘I think I can, I think I can.’”
—Amy Sage Webb, Author of Save Your Own Life: Kansas Stories

Paperbacks available from the authorcrcre8s@newportnet.com

Other books by Catherine Rickbone:
              Labyrinth Dance (Dancing Moon Press, 2011)