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Pink Moon

Pink Moon

By Tina BarrPublisher: Jacar PressISBN: 978-0-936481-55-5Genre: PoetryPrice: $17.00
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Pink Moon is the Inaugural Winner of the Jacar Press Editor's Choice Award. The poems in Pink Moon examine powerlessness over the body as well as in the environment. The explore the Western North Carolina area inhabited by the Cherokee, focusing on local inhabitants and lore, before reaching outward to other geographies: Egypt, Botswana, Ethiopia, India, in patterns of circularity and juxtaposition. In detailing Barr's own experiences with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, they illuminate the idea of contagion, positing the issues of race, and species extinction as an epidemic.


Tina Barr’s book of poems, Pink Moon, has just been released as the Inaugural Winner of the Editor’s Choice Award from Jacar Press. Previous books include Green Target, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the Brockman-Campbell Award; The Gathering Eye, winner of the Tupelo Press Editor’s Award; and Kaleidoscope. She’s received fellowships from the NEA, The Tennessee Arts Commission, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and The MacDowell Colony. Her poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize over 14 times.