Gigi Marks


Winner of the 2010
Coal Hill Chapbook Contest
ISBN 978-1-932870-49-7

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In a poem called “Born,” Gigi Marks writes: “Because there are/ places that disappear, the ones that/ I go back to stand out in relief.” These short but potent poems revisit such places with insight, emotional precision, and a true poet’s eye.

Linda Pastan

There is a quiet loveliness to these poems. Gigi Marks writes, in a voice that almost sings, and with the simplest, gentlest words, of sheltering and being sheltered. With the graceful delicacy of her poems, Marks reminds us, gently and without sentimentality, of what’s truly important in our lives.

Irene Willis

These are gorgeous poems, full of earthen grace and intelligence. I love how, reading them, I feel embodied–feet, arms, skin, the presence of my daughter–all alive and new.

Lyanda Lynn Haupt