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High Wire Step by Magdalena Ball


High Wire Step is a collection of poems that engages deeply with political issues, from the impact of violence, oppression, and human arrogance to the power of empathy, collective consciousness, and humility. The varied voices in these poems are often playful and post-modern while keeping a fiercely scientific perspective, encompassing collective grief and responsibility, and drawing together the macro perspective of the universe with the micro perspective of heartbreak. These are poems about the impact of greed, bigotry, social change, genetic inheritance, homelessness, disability, and loss, but they are also poems with a slightly mystical slant, exploring transcendence and alternative forms of power and transformation  From the technological singularity to crypto-currency, edible crickets to Trump Tower, High Wire Step moves organically between time and space, between an urban and a wild landscape and between despair and hopefulness.

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Magdalena Ball is a novelist, poet, reviewer, interviewer, and is Managing Editor of Compulsive Reader.  She is the author of several novels and poetry books, the most recent of which, The Density of Compact Bone, was published in 2021 by Ginninderra Press. Find out more about Magdalena at http://www.magdalenaball.com

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