“Barry offers up a difficult but necessary poetry best described as a study in contrasts. . . . Recommended . . . for feminist and academic collections.”
The poems in Quan Barry’s book, Controvertibles . . . take disparate topics and by paring them achieve a new level of understanding of the self in the world. . . . The book’s energy level remains tirelessly high throughout.”
An experimental book with considerable zip. . . . An authentic lyricism burns through to great effect.”
Cold Mountain Review
About the Author
Quan Barry is the author of two previous poetry collections: Asylum and Controvertibles. She is professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she directs the MFA program in creative writing.