The paradoxical title of Bonnie Roberts' new collection of poems, To Hide in the Light, evokes the ancient story of Eve, who only thought to hide herself once she had tasted the fruit of the tree of knowledge and seen the light. . . .Things known in Roberts' world are as familiar to most Southerners as dirt, a favorite topic of hers, her presentation of the quotidian so immediate and sensual, we are reminded of how sublime life can be in its accruing momentary experiences.
--Poet Susie Paul, associate professor of English at Auburn University in Montgomery, First Draft, Spring 1999, excerpt
Causes Bonnie Roberts Supports
The Southern Poverty Law Center, The National Resource Defense Council, The ACLU, Doctors without Borders, Save Darfur