An enviable collection of free verse on one of the most enduring writers of the 20th century, Franz Kafka, gives a look into the life of this writer as well as his family and the culture of his times. A figure most of us know only by reputation, takes on a breathing, contemporary aspect based on extensive research by a widely respected award winning American poet. The craftsmanship of the collection is to be savored.
Judith Skillman, MA English, is the author of Kafka’s Shadow (Deerbrook Editions) and a how to, Broken Lines—The Art & Craft of Poetry (Lummox Press). The recipient of an award from the Academy of American Poets for her book Storm (Blue Begonia Press), her work has appeared in FIELD, Shenandoah, Prairie Schooner, Zyzzyva, The Bloomsbury Anthology, and elsewhere. Skillman has been a Writer in Residence at the Centrum Foundation in Port Townsend, Washington, and The Hedgebrook Foundation. Her collaborative translations have appeared in Northwest Review, Kalyna Review, and Ezra. She teaches at the Richard Hugo House in Seattle. Visit www.judithskillman.com <http://www.judithskillman.com>