About the Author:
RENATE WOOD was born in 1938 in Berlin. Her poetry has appeared in publications such as Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, and Virginia Quarterly Review. Her first book of poems,Raised Underground, was published in 1991 by Carnegie Mellon. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
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The child poet then retrospectively links her father’s death with the burial of the mouse, treating the latter as a sort of premonition: “when I thought of him walking through the streets / in those last days, there was always a mouse on the sidewalk / scampering ahead like a shadow before him.” ...| Read Full Review of The Patience of Ice
Wood's sensitive, frequently autobiographical second book looks back in longing and pain to a childhood in World War II-era Germany, then pulls its readers slowly into an American present dominated by elegy.| Read Full Review of The Patience of Ice