The Origin of the Milky Way

The Origin of the Milky Way

Barbara Louise Ungar

Winner of the Gival Press Poetry Award - 2006.
The Adirondack Literary Award for the Best Book of Poetry - 2007

Poetry collection.

"Barbara Louise Ungar's The Origin of the Milky Way is a fearless, unflinching collection about birth and motherhood, the transformation of bodies. Ungar's poems are honestly brutal, candidly tender. Their primal immediacy and intense intimacy are realized through her dazzling sense of craft. Ungar delivers a wonderful, sensuous, visceral poetry." -Denise Duhamel, author of Two and Two, winner of the 2007 Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award


Barbara Louise Ungar

Barbara Ungar is the author of eight books of poems. <i>Save Our Ship</i>, won the Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press and was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2019; it also won a Franklin Award from the Independent Book Publishers Associations and was a Distinguished Favorite at the Independent Press Awards. Prior books include <i>Immortal Medusa</i>, named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2015, and <i>Charlotte Brontë, You Ru-ined My Life</i>, both from The Word Works, and <i>The Origin of the Milky Way</i>, which won the Gival Press Poetry Award and a silver Independent Publishers award. A professor at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, she is currently hunkered down in Saratoga Springs with her son Izaak and cats Gracie and Magical Star. Visit: www.barbaraungar.net.



Barbara Louise Ungar