Author: J.T. Barbarese

Works Published by UNT Press

The Black Beach

— Vol. 12: of Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry

Published: April, 2005  Pages: 80 

The poems of The Black Beach describe everyday acts like putting children to bed, coaching Little League, and sending a daughter to school, but brood over what may be behind the everyday and how to reach it and talk to it. Faith ebbs and flows like the tide on a “black beach of heaven,” while these poems maintain skepticism, denying transcendence beyond what is available through love, the senses, and experience. more... about The Black Beach

  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2004