Restless White Fields a Success for Dr. Barb Langhorst
St. Peter’s College English Professor and Director of the SPC Writing Diploma Program, Dr. Barbara Langhorst, launched Restless White Fields to a packed house at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. She will be reading at the event Take a Deep Breath at Audrey’s Bookstore during the Edmonton Poetry Festival on April 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
The reviews for Barb Langhorst’s book Restless White Fields have been superb, here are some excerpts from them.
But what impresses most about Restless White Fields is Langhorst’s intricate skein of grief’s “entanglements,” and her struggle to make “contemplation a countermeasure to violence.” (Barbara Carey)
The dedication at the opening of Restless White Fields by Barbara Langhorst reads “for love.” These are poems about tremendous loss, about healing, and about the persistence of memory. And though it is also a book about an unfathomably violent personal tragedy and about living with beauty nonetheless, it is primarily a book about love (Shawna Lemay).
Langhorst’s poems are an enviable expression and exploration of structure and highly mature rhythms, and a book that would be difficult to not see on award shortlists (Rob Mclennan).
For full reviews see the following links: