Obstructed View [Paperback] [Jul 30, 2009] Wendy Vardaman and Melissa Croghan
-Marilyn L, Taylor, Wisconsin Poet Laureate
Wendy Vardaman is one of the most sincere voices that I chose for my book, Eternal Voices , interviews with strong poets like Adrienne Rich, Sam Hamill, Billy Collins and Joy Harjo. Her common ability with these true poets is her feeling of responsibility for reaching others and especially her true self through poetry. Her poems prove her claim: it is love, not its lack, that compels me to write.
-Farideh Hassanzadeh-Mostafavi, Iranian poet and translator
This book may be called Obstructed View, but Wendy Vardaman has a clear view indeed of what it means to be a woman and a writer in 21st century America. Occupying the border between free and formal verse, (there are 15 sonnets, including one called Unemployed, an ironic take on motherhood, three sestinas, and several nonce forms) Vardaman tells us about her rocky romance with God, wearing, so it can't get away from me, my heart on my sleeve; and we, her readers, are all the wiser for it.
-Barbara Crooker, author of Radiance and Line Dance
- Wendy Vardaman
- Used Book in Good Condition
Label: Fireweed Press
Manufacturer: Fireweed Press
Publication Date: 2009-07-30
Publisher: Fireweed Press
Studio: Fireweed Press