Poetry. Juliet Rodeman creates a visionary world in which the here and now—each remembered place, historical or mythical landscape, and moment alive with casual gesture—is redeemed by intimacy. Whimsical and sometimes shocking, these poems are filled with the heartbreak of what happens to our bodies. In a series of "anticipatory elegies" the poet journeys to the Underworld, moving through incantations and harmonies, hypnogogic terrors and quiet conversations under the stars, transforming individual grief with tenderness.
Juliet Rodeman grew up on a farm in Missouri, one of twelve children. She earned a PhD at the University of Missouri, where for nearly two decades she taught literature and composition. Her poems have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Denver Quarterly, Southern Poetry Review, and American Poetry Review. THE VOICE OF THAT SINGING: POEMS is her first published collection.Author City: SAINT LOUIS, MO USA