- 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 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/.