“The bringing together of history, myth and poetry makes a truly satisfying whole. I thought I’d be more intrigued with the poems than the context, but, in fact, I found them equally compelling.”
—Holly Prado, author of From One to the Next
“In this gorgeous collection, Thea Iberall creates a shimmering bridge between matter and spirit, heart and head, poet and world. She has opened my eyes to the possibilities of contextual poetry—I am eager to share this book with my students, my poet friends, and with any reader hungry to explore life’s mysteries.”
—Gayle Brandeis, author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration
for Women Who Write, The Book of DeadBirds, and Delta Girls
“She tells narrative stories using simple words that mask hidden layers of meaning and emotion.”
— OC Weekly
This collection of contextual poems explores the roots and origins of Western patriarchal culture through evolution, religion, neuroscience, history, mythology, symbolism, and linguistics. While the book is broad in its exploration, the poems are intensely focused on a very personal journey through life.
Dr. Thea Iberall has been published in Rattle, Spillway, Southern California Anthology, Hummingbird Review, Sunspinner, poetrydiversity, Peregrine, and ONTHEBUS, and Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust (Time Being Books). Not only a published poet, Thea represented LA at the 1998 National Poetry Slams and is featured in the documentary GV6 THE ODYSSEY: Poets, Passion & Poetry. She has a Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience and is also a playwright and novelist.