The Altar of this Moment
by Beverly Rainbolt
82 pages $20
A frequent reader and performer in Shreveport and
New Orleans, Beverly Rainbolt earned her MFA from the
University of New Orleans. Her works have appeared in
Quarterly West, Sojourner: A Women's Forum,
From a Bend in the River: 100 New Orleans Poets,
and The Maple Leaf Rag: 15th Anniversary Anthology.
She was a 1999 Associated Writing Programs' Intro Journal
Project national winner.
"In [the Altar of this Moment] we follow an
'I' that is at once historical, mythical, and modern-post-modern,
across a Southern landscape in which there is 'a poem
on every corner.' Because poems live everywhere, Rainbolt
shows us they can be made from anything . . . . [T]hese
poems . . . remind us of those things we should 'never
forget.'" - Kay Murphy, author of The Autopsy
and Belief Blues.
"In the Altar of this Moment, Beverly Rainbolt
gives us poetry that is full of wit, verve and immediacy.
Both feminine and feminist in the best sense of the
words, these pieces are alive, almost leaping off the
page with their specific urgencies. They are poems that
I will read again and that I will recommend to my women
friends." - Rosemary Daniell, author of Fatal
Flowers: On Sin, Sex and Suicide in the Deep South,
Confessions of a (Female) Chauvinist, and other books.