Poetry. "'How will I know myself?' asks Bea Opengart in this searching, insistent archaeology of familial remembrance, separation, distance, and connection. Her quiet new volume investigates remnants — some haunted, all infused with story; all inviting reverent and painstaking interrogation. These are grief poems, but they are both dry–eyed and clear–eyed. Their objectivity is infused with a tenderness that not only knows its place, but occupies it dead–center, with uncomplicated certainty."—Frannie Lindsay
Bea Opengart's poems have appeared in a number of journals and in three previous collections, including IN THE LAND (Dos Madres Press 2011), This Day (Finishing Line Press, 2011), and Erotica (Owl Creek Press, 1995). DUTIES OF THE HEART, her fourth collection, represents a return to geographical and experiential landscapes of her youth. Bea has received grants in support of her work from The Kentucky Arts Council, The Kentucky Foundation for Women, and the Ohio Arts Council. She teaches in the English Department at the University of Cincinnati.
Author City: CINCINNATI, OH USA