Intimacy with the Wind by Carla Schwartz

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“Living on a solar-powered houseboat as it moves up and down Lake Champlain is bound to make one intimate with the wind — its vagaries, energies, and comforts alike. But in Carla Schwartz‘s new collection of poems, there are also the winds that pass over and through the inner landscapes. There are, for instance, the winds that bring us together in love, and the winds that draw us apart in grief. Also, there is the chill wind of the harm that some may do to others, and there are the winds of determined resilience, the kind that carry the survivor to the shore. These finely crafted poems give us this poet’s vivid sense of being in the world, as if we are with her breathing in what life has to offer, a good wind overhead, like a blessing.”

–Fred Marchant, author of Said Not Said (Graywolf Press, 2017).


Intimacy with the Wind

by Carla Schwartz

$18.99, Full-length, paper

Carla Schwartz is a poet, blogger, filmmaker, photographer, and lyricist. Her first book of poems, Mother, One More Thing is available through Turning Point Books (2014). Her poem, In Defense of Peaches, was a Massachusetts Poetry Foundation Poem of the Moment. Her poem, Late for Dinner, was a semifinalist for the Naugatuck River Review Narrative Poetry Contest. She organized the session, Poetry of the Body for the 2014 Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Her poem, Gum Surgery, was selected for the Mayor of Boston 2017 Poetry Program for public poetry at Boston City Hall. She makes poetry, documentary, and instructional videos. Her CB99videos youtube videos have had 1,000,000+ views. She has performed her work in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Carla is also a professional writer with a doctoral degree from Princeton University. She has more than 700 Facebook friends and 1000 youtube subscribers. Learn more at her website at Check her blog at

1 review for Intimacy with the Wind by Carla Schwartz

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    We humans are so entangled with everything that goes on! There are tides and mothers and sisters and fathers and chosen ones and roots that invade and fruit we greet with joy. Threats and promises. Carla Schwartz’s new book widens the horizons of her earlier collections to follow the uncontrollable elements of wind, water, and family into spaces few poets have explored. This is a hugely rewarding book, more so as you go back and read again.

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