George Lober’s 2002 book A Shift of Light was a lovely, beautifully crafted first book, and the second-ever Hummingbird Press book. A Bridge to There is another remarkable achievement. It’s the bridge to the place where meaning resides, not an easy place to know or stay, but George Lober seems to know how to arrive there—each arrival surprising and hard-earned. Note the inviting yet zigzag pattern, “do not be afraid,” the title poem reminds us—follow the path and  . . . “linger there / long enough for the birdsong / in the meadow beyond the line of trees/ to recall something for you.”

Ken Weisner
Editor, Red Wheelbarrow

Next Readings:

  • October 13, 2019 at Old Capitol Books, 9 Tyler Street, Monterey, CA
  • December 8, 2019 at Venus Solano, 1889 Solano Avenue, Berkeley, CA