The Glass Woman
Hanging Loose Press, 1983;
Second printing, 1994
Traxler's second volume of poetry, written the year after she moved from Southern California to Kansas, explores the varied and sometimes risky terrain of love, desire, and trust, the power of secrets and silence, and the influence of family, in particular her Irish-American heritage. In contrast with her first book, Blood Calendar (William Morrow), which reflects her native California roots, The Glass Woman uses imagery of the unfamiliar prairie landscape to address themes of solitude, shared pleasure, alienation, and acceptance.
"The Glass Woman brings to mind Walt Whitman at his best, for Traxler has written an absorbing, haunting, feminine 'Song of Myself,'"
--Victor Contoski, Abraxas
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