a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
Denise Bergman is the author of five books of poetry. The Shape of the Keyhole (Black Lawrence Press, 2020) takes place during one week in 1650 as a falsely accused woman awaits her hanging. Three Hands None (Black Lawrence Press, 2019) delves into the night forty years ago when the author was attacked in her bed by a stranger. A Woman in Pieces Crossed a Sea (West End Press, 2014) centers on the making and endurance of “symbol” in the Statue of Liberty. The Telling (Cervena Barva, 2014) was generated by a woman’s lifelong secret. Seeing Annie Sullivan (Cedar Hill Books, 2008) is based on the early life of Helen Keller’s teacher. Her poems have been widely published and the first stanza of her poem “Red,” about a neighborhood near a slaughter-house, is permanently installed in a public park in Cambridge, Mass.