Jacket blurbs from Digging Bones:
From first-kiss Woody to husbands and lovers with
their boxes of junk, and finally down to her one true
love, their hands linked in a well-worn hinge,
Barb McMakin excavates her life. Would we miss
them any less if our time together had been perfect?
McMakin asks in this insightful collection. These
poems unearth the treasure and pain of the ordinary,
the sudden and subtle realizations of a woman
who chooses to engage whole-heartedly with
those who people her world.
President, Green River Writers
Barb McMakin writes the everyday but beneath
each poem is a well placed shadow. Her free verse
echoes like rhyme. Come dig bones with this special
woman. It is a quest you won't forget.
E. Gail Chandler
author of Where the Red Road Meets the Sky
This stunning collection of poems is impeccably crafted. Barb McMakin's Digging Bones
is a syntactic tour de force. How beautiful.
author of Beyond the River