Babel features more of the rhetorical acrobatics that fueled Barbara Hambys earlier work. These whirlwinds of words and sounds form vistas, images, and scenes that are at once unique and immediately recognizable.
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Hambys poems drift across histories and continents, from early writing and culture in Mesopotamia th0732DA44B1ng The Best American Poetry 2000, 2009, and 2010. She is a Distinguished University Scholar at Florida State University, specializing in poetry and fiction.