RARE MOMENTUM by Athena Kildegaard
time out of time, no
shadow only light whipping
itself into frenzies of red-tailed hawk and snow goose.
Athena Kildegaard's collection carries us into a series of enfoldings and unfoldings, working through a spiral of memory and language. In Rare Momentum, we are delighted to find ourselves inside a shape that can hold everything from a sparrow's nest to the planets beyond the sun. This series of poems questions and recommends perfection; it invites us into a long contemplation of how both darkness and light forward us on our way.
-Joyce Sutphen, author of Naming the Stars
In her hands, the Fibonacci series is neither a formal stunt, nor stunted by formality, but is an opportunity to present vitally compressed feelling within a formal structure which is at once constrained and expansive.
-John Calvin Rezmerski, from the preface