JIM BAINBRIDGE is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a National Science Foundation Fellowship recipient for graduate studies at UC Berkeley, from which he received a PhD Candidate Degree in mathematics. He has received numerous awards for his poetry and short stories, which have appeared in more than 50 literary journals in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Japan, and the Netherlands.



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the poetry of


A gust of wind worries

     the dormant vines above us. 

They clatter like the wings of

     startled birds, reminding me that

you are not



By darkening degrees

     sallow dusk settles in.

Oh, my love,

     your pillow

has lost the scent

     of your hair.

"Jim Bainbridge’s poems in Cloud-Glazed Mirror capture a wide range of human experience in language that is fresh, vital and precise. Whether tender, playful or meditative, the poems are fully engaged with the world of the senses, nature, emotion and consciousness, calling us to a deeper level of awareness of what it means to feel and experience life fully. Beguiling and luminous, these are poems to savor and return to."
—Paulette Bates Alden, author of Feeding the Eagles and Crossing the Moon

"Cloud-Glazed Mirror is a book of beautiful poems having great clarity—of memory and celebration; of pain and beauty; of meaning and place; of a man wrestling with death, the fact of it in boyhood to late adulthood; of the sorrow and joy of parents; of marriage; of one’s life and personal story. Jim Bainbridge’s treatment of these vital, emotionally charged, and at times ominous themes is more than impressive, it is stunning poetry."
—Sharon Doubiago, Love on the Streets, My Father’s Love


Elm Ridge Books, an imprint of Silverthought Press, is proud to bring you Cloud-Glazed Mirror, the debut poetry collection from the critically acclaimed author of Human Sister, Jim Bainbridge. Like his prose, the poetry of Jim Bainbridge is rich and complex, fragile and light, sensual and challenging. From the vineyards of California to the graveyards of Kandahar, these are poems that will both haunt and delight.


the poetry of Jim Bainbridge

Publisher: Elm Ridge Books, a Silverthought Press imprint
ISBN: 978-0-9841738-7-7
82 pages
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