Where Wind Tastes Like Pears by Karen George


George weaves her poems with such assurance, we willingly surrender to their unfolding visions.  Their effect is at once intimate and impersonal, as if spoken by a voice loosed from personality. The poems in this wise and vivid collection speak to the heart of our deep need to dream, our hunger for poems to shelter dreaming. —Leatha Kendrick 


  • Kind: Perfectbound
  • Pages: 84
  • Language: English
  • Date Published: August, 2021
  • ISBN: 978-1-953252-35-7


Where Wind Tastes Like Pears is a unique and moving collection that nudges the world of poetry. —Cathryn Essinger

Karen George’s third book of poetry Where Wind Tastes Like Pears is a compelling and lush dreamscape. Through image-rich and haunting poems, George shepherds us headlong into a world where “hands gloved, feet bare, [we] climb the night.”  —Nancy Chen Long


Light unbuttons the dream

of animals you bring home
without asking. I catch sight
of a baby bison as you pull down
the garage door, hoping I don’t see
what’s the size of a grown greyhound.
and its twin you hustle
downstairs to the family room.

How could you? I try not to scream.
Did you buy timothy hay? No
answer, face blank. These are wild
animals. I threaten to leave, to throw
you out, the word divorce a thick film
on my tongue. Already, I hear the bison
whine—a high, desperate keen.


Karen GeorgeKAREN GEORGE is author of author of five chapbooks, and two poetry collections from Dos Madres Press: Swim Your Way Back (2014) and A Map and One Year (2018). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Adirondack Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, I-70 Review, Salamander, Sheila-Na-Gig Online, Ekphrastic Review, and Heron Tree.

She reviews poetry and interviews poets at Poetry Matters:  http://readwritepoetry.blogspot.com/.

Her website is: https://karenlgeorge.blogspot.com/.

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Weight 5.9 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × .25 in