These poems explore, in particular, the relationship of women to language - how they absorb power from it, or use it as a refuge. Many of the poems also treat the interplay of spirit and landscape, or deal with faith and doubt. Traxler has also written Blood Calendar and The Glass Women.
Patricia Traxler, a native of San Diego, currently lives in Salina, Kansas. The author of two previous poetry collections, Blood Calendar and The Glass Woman, Traxler is the recipient of several awards, including the 1991 Writer's Voice Award for Fiction, and a Bunting Poetry Fellowship.