How Light Reaches Us: Poems
Available now from Kelsay Books/The Aldrich Press!
“Céja, Thalweg, Jaral, Desire Path: line of trees edging a meadow, underwater divide in a stream, scrub plains, shortcut through a wild place. This book contains all of these. Her vision heightened by time spent in the Oregon outback, Kristin Berger conveys and re-creates the deep sensuality of landscape. The whole beautiful collection is a love poem to our physical world.”
~ Penelope Scambly Schott, author of A Is for Anne: Mistress Hutchinson Disturbs the Commonwealth, Oregon Book Award
Finishing Line Press, 2008.
“These are poems to conjure with. For us, the willing, Kristin Berger tells the natural history of motherhood as tautly, as fiercely, as just plain — well — as I’ve ever read it. From the roots of beets to the dust-bowls of wrens to the blue highways of birth-ready breasts and the arc of a kid on a bike, her poems travel for the garden, for the world, for all of us.”
~ Robert Michael Pyle, author of Mariposa Road: The First Butterfly Big Year, and The Thunder Tree.
VoiceCatcher 6, Edited by Kristin Berger and Toni Partington, 2011.
Featuring 45 female authors and 25 female artists from the Portland/Vancouver area in the Pacific Northwest, VoiceCatcher 6 captures the diverse voices of award winners, emerging writers, and beginners through a rich selection of poetry, prose, and the visual arts.