Poetry by Christine bode
Eden Redefined intimately contemplates grief, human vampires, spiritual growth, love in its many guises, pandemic isolation, and the madness of the 21st century.
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“I loved Christine's first book, Eden Refugee. And I love this one just as much. There is beauty. There is passion. And there is a quiet, sharply focussed intensity that takes your breath away.” ~ Tom DiCillo, Grammy Award-Winning Filmmaker and Musician
“From the ravages of limerence to teaching an alien about the taste of pumpernickel, this little book bears the weight of the world. The poems breathe compassion, for self and others, and rage against what disconnects us….” ~ Cathrin Hagey, Writer and Editor
“Christine bares her soul throughout Eden Redefined, but this is her trademark: she’s an existential mud wrestler, her courage on display, always, even as she despairs. This is admirable…and yet, hope finds its way into her writing, too.” ~ Gary William Rasberry, Imagination Consultant and Acoustic Entrepreneur
“Eden Redefined teases every sense. Honest and real, the reader will see, hear, feel, taste, and smell the pleasures and pains in Bode’s poetic truth. Relatable, raw and refreshing.” ~ Angela Stever, Author
“Full of passion, vitality, boldness, and inspiration Eden Redefined is as startling and audacious in its themes and concepts as it is beautiful and emotive in its language. Brilliant and brave poet Christine Bode knows how to capture the heart like a butterfly in the palm. This vibrant, courageous, and gripping collection of poetry will remind the reader of the frailty of love, life, and happiness and why that fragility is worth experiencing for all its nebulousness.” ~ P.L. Stuart, Best-selling Author of The Drowned Kingdom Saga
Eden Refugee viscerally reflects the experiences of a young woman consumed by sex, drugs, rock’n’roll, unrequited love and a constant quest for spiritual enlightenment.
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“You have had quite a trip, and you show a lot of courage in putting it all out there. There are some very good pieces in here...in general, your street voice is your strongest voice, your most authentic. You’re a brave woman. I am glad you let me see this work.” ~ Patrick Watson, Companion of the Order of Canada, Author
“…it is blatantly obvious to me that Christine Bode has created an achingly beautiful piece of art here.” ~ Tom DiCillo, Grammy Award-Winning Filmmaker and Musician
“Remarkable for its honesty and encompassing approach to those aspects of the human experience directly concerned with the heart and the search for fulfillment.” ~ Paige O'Neill
“Dark poetry at its finest. Highly relatable with its cosmically mind-blowing truth of emotions. Emotionally, mentally, and spiritually invigorating. Reminds you even within darkness, there is light.” ~ Dawn Kilby, Poet