Barbara Swift Brauer

At Ease in the Borrowed World

“Haunted by loveliness and by ghosts, Barbara Swift Brauer’s collection, At Ease in the Borrowed World, maps out a new geography of belonging. Not to place, exactly, or to family, but to a suspended world where everyone gathers: parents and children, women and men, characters from novels, from history, the dead. It’s a sharply etched but comforting landscape, where reader and writer are both allowed temporary reign; where we ‘climb to the top of it and see farther,’ and then ‘place the sleeping residents / back in their beds, and fold the quick dark around them.’ ”  —Molly Fisk, author of The More Difficult Beauty


BarbaraSwiftBrauer-author-color-2013Barbara Swift Brauer is a freelance writer and editor living in San Geronimo, California, where she and her husband, Laurence, operate Wordsworth publishing services. Brauer’s work has been widely published in periodicals as well as anthologies. With portrait artist Jackie Kirk, she is coauthor of the nonfiction book Witness: The Artist’s Vision in The Face of AIDS (Pomegranate Artbooks, 1996).


Barbara’s poem, At Ease in the Borrowed World, featured in Anderbo.

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Publication date: April 2, 2013

Paperback / 80 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9819816-8-0

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Read Barbara’s poems “Blueberry Ridge: A Poet Weighs In,” “Full Moon Walk,” and “Ridge Developers” as they appeared in Hip Pocket Press’s online journal Canary.