Poetry. "As beautiful as [these poems] are on paper, they are musical in the way old-fashioned rhyming poems are: they go into you and stay. Her courage to tell the truth wins our confidence. I don't know of any books of poetry that address subjects that are so difficult to talk about (a son's death, abuse of another son. the violence in her marriage). These poems skirt the pitfalls of autobiographical writing because of their unsparing look at the speaker, and because of their lucidity in form, emotion, and idea. The poems are intimate., yet the language is so precise, the forms so exquisitely wrought that it gives each a feeling of sculptural weight. of iron or clay"--Toni Derricotte.
Madeline Tiger's recent collections are IN THE CLEARING (Dos Madres Press, 2016), FROM THE VIEWING STAND (2012), THE ATHEIST'S PRAYER (2010), and The Earth Which Is All (2008). Her work appears in journals and anthologies; e.g., Adanna, Evening Street Review, Marsh Hawk Review, The Journal of New Jersey Poets, Oxford Magazine, Paterson Literary Review, Tiferet, West Wind Review, and Home Planet News. She is the recipient of many prizes, including the Still Waters Press manuscript prize. She has held fellowships from the N.J. State Council on the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Columbia University School of the Arts. She has been teaching in state programs and private workshops since 1973. She is retired from teaching in high schools and Writers–in–the–Schools programs in New Jersey and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Currently, she gives private workshops for adult writing students. She has lived in New Jersey for many years, in Bloomfield since 2000.Author City: BLOOMFIELD, NJ USA