"Grim Honey explores the messiness of the human body and a constellation of losses. Barksdale writes with great verve and energy about every subject from family to travel to death. There’s an urgency to these poems, a persistence in all things, whether it’s the writing itself or the cataloguing of the world’s beauties and tragedies. She knows how to turn a curse into a benediction, an old kitchen into the site of new memories, each pain into the story of a deeply lived life."


- Traci Brimhall, author of Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod and Rookery




A rich blend of fantasy, farce and spot-on history, The Play's the Thing is a joyous journey through time, place, and the universal complexity of the human heart. A delightful marriage of Peggy Sue Got Married and Shakespeare in Love—a celebration not to be missed.”


- Warren Read, author of Ash Falls and One Simple Thing


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External link opens in new tab or windowThe Burning HourExternal link opens in new tab or window  isExternal link opens in new tab or window External link opens in new tab or windowavailable in audiobook format
My second poetry collection External link opens in new tab or windowGrim Honey is available.
External link opens in new tab or windowThe External link opens in new tab or windowNorth American Review nominated Unripped for the Pushcart Prize
External link opens in new tab or windowExternal link opens in new tab or windowThe Play's the Thing, forthcoming from TouchPoint Press
 
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