Barbara Kingsolver’s books of fiction, poetry and creative non-­fiction are widely translated and have won numerous literary awards, including the UK’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, awarded to The Lacuna (Faber, 2010). Flight Behaviour (Faber, 2013) was also shortlisted. She is the founder of the PEN/Bellwether Prize, and in 2000 was awarded the National Humanities Medal, the US’s highest honour for service through the arts. These poems are extracted from How to Fly (Faber, 2020).


Pieces by Barbara Kingsolver

‘A poem is a unicycle’
Edition 71: Remaking the Balance

Three poems
Edition 71: Remaking the Balance

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