Poem of the Week: “Tightrope Walker” by Kim Bridgford

By: Edward Byrne Last Updated: November 28, 2012

vprThe VPR Poem of the Week is Kim Bridgford’s “Tightrope Walker,” which appears in the Fall/Winter 2012-2013 issue (Volume XIV, Number 1) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Kim Bridgford is the director of the West Chester University Poetry Center and the West Chester University Poetry Conference. As editor of Mezzo Cammin, she was the founder of The Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline Project, which was launched at the National Museum of Women in the Arts and will eventually be the largest database of women poets in the world. The author of five books of poetry, including Hitchcock's Coffin: Sonnets about Classic Films, she has recently traveled to Bhutan with her collaborative partner, visual artist Jo Yarrington, to complete a three-book series on journey and sacred space. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and on NPR.

Tuesday of each week One Poet’s Notes highlights an excellent work by a poet selected from the issues of Valparaiso Poetry Review, except when other posts with news or updates preempt the usual appearance of this item, with the recommendation that readers revisit it.