Today's poem is "The Tortoise"
from ">Heart Turned Back


Salmon Poetry

Bertha Rogers's poems appear in journals and anthologies and in the collections Even the Hemlock: Poems, Illuminations, and Reliquaries (poetry and visual art, Six Swans Artists Editions, NY, 2005); The Fourth Beast (chapbook, Snark Publishing, IL, 2004); A House of Corners (Three Conditions Press, Baltimore, MD, 2000); and Sleeper, You Wake (Mellen Press, NY, 1991). Her translation of Beowulf, the Anglo-Saxon epic poem, was published in 2000 (Birch Brook Press, NY); and her translation of the Anglo-Saxon riddle-poems from the Exeter Book, Uncommon Creatures, Singing Things, will be published in 2010. In 2006, Rogers received an A. E. Ventures Foundation Grant for excellence in writing and visual arts and for contributions to the field. In 2003 she received a Ludwig Vogelstein grant. In 1992, she founded Bright Hill Press, Inc. with her husband, Ernest M. Fishman.

Books by Bertha Rogers:

Other poems on the web by Bertha Rogers:
"The First Time"
"When You Were Dead"
"Sleep Sonnet"

Bertha Rogers's Home Page.

About Heart Turned Back:

"Rich in knowledge of forest and farmland, dreamscapes bucolic and nightmarish, Bertha Rogers in her latest book of poems summons up vivid worlds and recollections with clarity and haunting music. She has a painter's eye for composition and colour, and a naturalist's keen sense of observation. I am grateful for 'rampant goldenrod, the spider's yellow' for the 'evening primrose/ prodigious in its white-veined/ leaves', and the poet's 'broken pages of autumn.' This is a book that delights and dazzles with its truths, and proves Rogers a poet to be reckoned with."
—Colette Inez

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