John Krumberger

Books by John Krumberger at the Backwaters Press

The Language of Rain and  Wind Language of Wind and Rain by John Krumberger

Author: John Krumberger
Format: Paperback, 80 pages
ISBN: 0981693628
Published: August 2008

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Critical Praise for John Krumberger’s The Language of Rain and Wind

In poems sometimes elegiac, sometimes celebratory, often both, John Krumberger acknowledges his self-appointed task: “as a Scorpio who feels / the ground beneath the ground, / I lay my ear down to hear / the rocky, carbon, root-ash loam / breeding with the old year’s bones.” Past and present commingle in beautiful and disturbing ways to create “rank, rain-watered, worm-riddled” layers, and The Language of Rain and Wind is replete with modest gestures that offer “brisk benediction before quicklime and dark.” Oddly affirmative, these poems born of passionate listening speak as naturally as the elements and touch us as rain and wind might, lightly, but with memorable effect.
Michael Waters – Author of Darling Vulgarity

These empathetic poems are rich with the realities of other lives. John Krumberger doesn’t miss much: there is a wide (and deep) range of concerns in these pages. Here is a writer who knows how to listen and to watch, who can make vividly surprising, daring imaginative connections without raising his voice; the complexities are all the more strongly felt for the overall naturalness of his manner and the skillful quietness of his voice. These are indelibly human poems; I loved reading them.
Michael Dennis Browne – Author of Things I Can’t Tell You

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