Rediscovering a Major Colorado Poet
I just finished reading an extraordinary collection of poems by the long-overlooked Colorado poet Belle Turnbull. Certainly no better poems have been written about the lives of people wooed into the mountains by a vision of wealth—from gold, silver, molybdenum, and other elemental substances—and a primal sense of personal liberty. Edited by David J. Rothman, an excellent poet in his own right, and Vonnegut aficionado I’ve written an all-too-brief review of the book on Amazon, which all are invited to read here. I should add that this volume is published in The Unsung Masters Series from Pleiades Press. I have touched on an earlier volume from the series, featuring Japanese master poet Tamura Ryuichi, here and here.