Bread And Water Body
Winner of the 2003 Meriam Frontier Prize
About this book, judge Sandra Alcosser wrote, "Wherever this voice moves throughout the world, the ability to inhabit a scene, while standing within and without it, gives resonance to the insight. Czeslaw Milosz, Nobel-prize-winning Polish poet, wrote that poetry has always followed, fully aware of its terrible responsibilities, the mysterious movement of the great soul of people. He cautioned that to take the true poet's position one must universalize human and personal experience. The truly inspired poet of the future will transcend his paltry ego. We see Amy Ratto following the important path; as she records the life of the garden, of food and sleep, she brings holiness to the quotidian acts of life."