Whistling to Trick the Wind
Poetry by Bart Edelman
Meadowlark Books, November 2021
What does it mean to live a full life as the countdown is nearing its end? The variety of narrators and characters in this poetry collection provide answers in these snapshots of impactful moments. Fifty-four poems, divided into four sections–Yellow, Red, Black, and White–balance humor and seriousness, the savored and the fleeting, the makeup of human experience. Bart Edelman was born in Paterson, New Jersey, and spent his childhood in Teaneck. He earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Hofstra University and spent decades teaching at various colleges and universities, most notably Glendale College, where he edited the literary journal Eclipse. In addition to being one of the coolest dudes ever, Bart has had numerous roles in the literary community, published lots, and continues to live an amazing life that he shares through his poetry. If you don’t already know him, you should.