Rigging the Wind

Cover of poetry collection Rigging the Wind by Jennifer Barber
Rigging the Wind by Jennifer Barber

Praise for Rigging the Wind

In subjects ranging from the expulsion of the Jews in the fifteenth century to intimacies between contemporary lovers, we are made to feel our own needs and terrors expressed, our own cities left behind. These poems are transparent, yet everywhere reflect things and people darkly, in emergency.

—Jane Miller

Rigging the Wind dances inside the poet’s essence, that place where, like Ein Sof itself, poetry mines the wellspring of its own making. With faith in a brave humility, Barber celebrates self in its magnificent frailty, particle by particle, each one polished with wonder’s luminescence.

—Afaa Michael Weaver

Line after line, Ms. Barber collects the everyday fabric and weaves into a whole a textured world of her own making—personal, and always convincing. The poems here are by turn impressionistic, physical, and passionate—attesting to the fact that close observation can produce poetry of the highest order.

—Daniel Halpern

In Colby Magazine, by Robert Gillespie