Marilyn Stablein

Splitting Hard Ground


6 x 9 inches

88 pages



“With this collection of poems, Stablein has arrived at the place on her long journey through the dust of Asia, Africa, and the Americas where the earth suddenly firms up, the body crashes, and a hard ground must be split.In her previous writing she guided us to the burning ghats, to observe the offerings of others. Now this poet of power and compassion moves us to that holy ground again. Carrying the spirit of her son on her back, she makes an offering for us all.”
—­Pierre Delattre


Marilyn Stablein