ABOUT BARBARA GRIEST-DEVORA
Barbara Griest-Devora lives near downtown San Antonio, Texas, with her husband and two children. She teaches English at Northwest Vista College. Her poems have appeared in The Ledge, Rhino, The Texas Observer, The Sycamore Review, Cider Press Review and other literary jornals.
"Barbara Greist-Devora's first collection of poems opens us wide and raw to this 'world of light / and heavy longing.' From the poignant lyricism of "Monogamy" and "In a Room Where You Are Staying for Only a Week" to the wry humor of 'Getting It" and the dark comedy of "Climbing Man," these captivating, haunting poems offer wisdom far beyond the hilarity of Greist-Devora's cast of superheroes, who are, of course, ourselves."
Wendy Barker, author of Way of Whiteness
True Heroine Becomes Annoyed
And who wouldnt be, those square chins always poking
and every waist in the room smaller than your own.
so theres no mistake, grows her hair extra long
to their spiked heels and sticks out her breasts
but all she can find are mothers with diaper bags
to teach these heroes a thing or two about women
after flying practice, she cleans up alone in showers
But you never knew: maybe one day, shed join them
down elbows. No one would have to notice: