Women, Money, Children, Ghosts (poetry, 56 pages, Sixth Finch, 2016)
Splendor (poetry, 104 pages, H_NGM_N Books, 2015)
Selections from Splendor available online:
In Splendor—Emily Bludworth de Barrios’s debut poetry collection—the spare, fragmentary, and often cyclical lyric dominates the internal struggles of a speaker who has to confront the gulf between privilege and necessity. With poem titles that often act as elaborate prefaces to the speaker’s mental state, and finely wrought couplets in short, direct lines that tend to recursively loop words and language, Splendor lends itself well to a self who is self-critical and yet self-forgiving. In its summation, this collection offers a taste of a biting human psyche.
Extraordinary Power (poetry, 21 pages, Factory Hollow Press, 2014)
Review at The Poetry Question
It’s a guide-book. It tells you to look at your anxiety, your fear of what success might feel like, your willingness to stay status quo. It’s imploring you to be more than you already are, and reminding you that the future isn’t futile.
—The Poetry Question