Breakfast for the Birds by Jude Marr


Jude Marr’s chapbook Breakfast for the Birds honors the world that the poet passes through, gifting it with her close attention. Her poems shine with a subtle luminescence that shifts to reveal a cutting, faceted edge once examined in the light. And this is her indomitable gift to the reader: comfort and disquiet served in equal measure as we travel through poems that build with a quiet intensity, offering up journeys of struggle, of opacity, of freedom and a longing that illuminates what it means to be human.

Mary Akers, author of the short story collections Women Up On Blocks and Bones of an Inland Sea


Marr’s stylish, well-traveled poems reward close reading. They lean towards spare, even cool to the touch—but their speakers walk on coals.

Laura Newbern, author of Love and the Eye



Breakfast for the Birds

by Jude Marr

$13.99, paper

Jude Marr’s poetry has appeared in The Cortland ReviewBlack Heart Magazine, and Cherry Tree among others. In 2014, she received an honorable mention for her submission to the Frankye Davis Mayes Prize sponsored by the Academy of American Poets. Jude has an MFA in creative writing from Georgia College and in 2015 she became a PhD student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is poetry editor for the online journal r.kv.ry.


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