God Shattererd by Debra Kaufman
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Crows and mirrors, shadows and mothers. Moving seamlessly between lyric and persona and always telling a piece of a larger story, God Shattered offers poems that are home to many familiars—family and community, landscape and weather, fairy tales, daydreams, skepticism, silence and hope. In the journey of this book, Debra Kaufman discovers how personal disillusionment can be a guide to finding the godly within ourselves. These poems lead us to contemplate and understand our place in this fragile world.
In addition to God Shattered, Debra Kaufman is the author of Delicate Thefts (Jacar Prerss, 2015), The Next Moment (Jacar Press, 2010), and A Certain Light (Emrys, 1996), as well as three chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in many magazines—most recently Poetry East, Spillway, and North Carolina Literary Review—and anthologies. She is also a playwright, an editor for the online journal One, and a member of the board of trustees of the Paul Green Foundation. She is produced Illuminated Dresses, a theatrical production of monologues by fourteen women writers on the theme of a dress that transformed their lives, which opened at Burning Coal Theatre in Raleigh on October 25, 2019.