At Poet’s Quarterly, Edan Mohr reviews Judith Baumel’s The Kangaroo Girl, which Mohr calls “a book of rare power and beauty, a look back what survives in memory and how time itself transforms and sustains us.”
Judith Baumel’s latest book conveys both a playful nostalgia and a haunting regret. In navigating a course through personal history, the author offers a meditation on worlds and people lost…. Baumel examines the past with precision, following each thread and considering patterns that emerge.
Baumel’s subtle art is to pair lightness with gravity, touching on matters of mortality, faith, and history with extraordinary fluency….. This highly personal book transcends the confines of a single life.
Read the full review, here.