In this provocative collection, Kim Jensen gives voice to the struggle of those who seek love in a world saturated with brutality and aggression. The concise lyrics in ""Bread Alone"" condemn the violence in Iraq, Palestine, and Lebanon, while exploring the intimate consequences of these and other injustices. Darkly humorous, grotesque, sorrowful, outraged, and sometimes poignantly hopeful, Jensen's poems possess a strange beauty and remind us of the key purposes of poetry - to warn and to revive our sense of conscience and connection.
Kim Jensen is the author of the novel The Woman I Left Behind. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Poetic Voices Without Borders 2, The Baltimore Review, Al Jadid, Rain Taxi Review, Come Together: Imagine Peace, Left Curve, and The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. She is associate professor of English at the Community College of Baltimore County in Maryland.