Bringing together physical and metaphysical, elegy and celebration, Judgment Day is rich with grace and insight.
In this rapacious world, we eat or are eaten—so poet-critic Sandra M. Gilbert suggests throughout Judgment Day, her tenth collection of poems. Tracing this theme through the range of histories that make us who we are—private, public, religious, artistic, even culinary—Gilbert meditates on recent events as well as the sacred turnings of time, great works of graphic art, and the personal crises that continually reshape our lives.
About the Author
Sandra M. Gilbert is a distinguished literary critic, professor, and poet. She lives in Berkeley, CA.
Unswerving perspectives on beauty and pain—on age, and loss—give grace and surprise to each page…These intimate, moving, meticulously crafted poems will stay with the reader for a long time. — Eavan Boland
Judgment Day, with formal virtuosity, explores food and its multiple cultural meanings, infuses a series of ekphrastic poems with history, often includes love lyric and elegy in one poem, gives us politically charged narratives of childhood and young womanhood in New York, and a wry and revolutionary look at an ageing body still desiring, desired, and in motion.