Linda Bierds’ Flights of the Harvest-Mare, first published in 1985, is a first collection unmarred by self-involvement and sentimentality. Her poetry reflects the beautiful and often disturbing landscape of the West, where hope sometimes emerges from brutal occurrences. Written with an almost hallucinatory perception, Bierds’ poetry seems an acknowledgement of our own fleeting comprehension of the human spirit and the forces that shape it. “What Bierds releases is momentarily certain,” writes Pamela Stewart in the introduction, “which is as certain as one can truly be.”
Bierds, Linda, "Flights of the Harvest-Mare" (1985). Ahsahta Press. Paper 12.