Barbra Nightingale

Cindy Seip

Barbra Nightingale is a poet, painter, founding associate editor of South Florida Poetry Journal, and jewelry designer. She is the author of three previous poetry collections, including Singing in the Key of L, Alphalexia, and The Geometry of Dreams. her latest, Spells & Other Ways of Flying: Poems (Kelsay Books) was described by author Julie Marie Wade as a “collection of wry and wise poems, as far-flung as they are probing. These poems trace ‘our various angers’; they honor ‘the endless rain / that falls inside our] hearts].’ By the time our speaker confides in us, ‘Nothing I ever did was safe, / nothing was ever in vain,’ we don’t just believe her – we applaud.”