The Silence Before the Whisper Comes

The Silence Before the Whisper Comes






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The Silence Before the Whisper Comes

Author – Bruce Kauffman

Publisher – Hidden Brook Press


ISBN – 978-1-897475-98-0

Page Count = 112

Suggested Retail Price: $17.95


These quiet meditations offer lovely moments of clarity and expansion that “sew / history to future / with the fine needle of heart.” In the poet’s words, they are a “preface of hope.”

– Susan McMaster, Poet and Editor

Bruce Kauffman writes of seeing “with a naked heart” – a phrase that encapsulates much of this striking new collection. These are tough little poems that grapple with life’s paradoxes and with mortality itself; but they also undulate and whisper and resonate with a graceful silence. Kauffman’s is ultimately a poetry of renewal and expansiveness. His poet’s eye ranges from low to high, from insects to hawks – and beyond, to Poe’s raven. And in all of this, the forest is never far away. These poems get under your skin and stay there.

– Jeanette Lynes, Author of Archive of the Undressed

In The Silence Before the Whisper Comes, Bruce Kauffman transports readers to those hushed moments in which we experience a profound and often unsettling connection to the earth and our place in it. The blueness of the sky, a woman braiding her hair, the song of the wind – Kauffman takes everyday moments and infuses them with reflection, yearning and poignant beauty.”

– Clelia Scala, Editorial Director for The Open Book Foundation

Bruce Kauffman

Bruce Kauffman

Bruce Kauffman is a poet, writer and editor living in Kingston, Ontario. He hosts a weekly spoken word radio show on CFRC 101.9fm and monthly open mic poetry nights at the Artel.