Barbara Schmitz

What Bob Says

Bob may seem impossible to anyone who doesn't love him. He's opinionated, eccentric, loud, and argumentative. And yet he's also caring, generous, funny, creative, spiritual, intelligent, helpful, enthusiastic, energetic-and often maddening in more ways than one can name. By the end of this chapbook, Bob has become as real as your crazy uncle, It takes all kinds to make a successful marriage.
--Phil Wagner Editor of Iconoclast

Selected Works

Poetry
A deep drink of human joy and sorrow. Songs of Living Aware, richly.
"By the end of this chapbook, Bob has become as real as your crazy uncle.
--Phil Wagner
“Barbara Schmitz is the Lucinda Williams of the poetry world.”
--Paul Zarzyski
“. . . chillingly honest. Schmitz is a courageous poet. She tells us the truth.”
--Greg Kuzma
Intense narrative poems about poet’s pilgrimage to Israel
Memoir
"Schmitz endeavors to understand 'the mystery and beauty of being alive.' I name her the Queen of Constancy for her devotion to meditation and never letting up of giving up on her spiritual journey. Enjoy the rich trip."
-- Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones

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