Crossing Borders by Rita Brady Kiefer

Crossing Borders by Rita Brady Kiefer

My new book, Crossing Borders is the testimony before the enduring question: how real are the borders separating human from human, human from animal, human from the divine?

In addition, my writing can be found in many publications including some 200 poems that have appeared in numerous national and international journals, notably Connecticut Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Cimarron Review, Southwest Review, Bloomsbury Review, and the Spanish publication, Anfora Nova.

In addition, some poems, translated into Spanish, were published in Argentina and Spain.  “Like This” formed the text for a composition recorded on CD by the Ars Nova of Colorado. Manuscripts for a full-length poetry collection and for a chapbook are currently circulating, as is a memoir, Beyond Unveiling. 

Crossing Borders, Nesting Doll and some copies of other works can be purchased at any of the three locations of The Tattered Cover, Hearthfire Books in Evergreen and The Book Bar in Denver. You can also purchase by contacting me directly:

Crossing Borders (Meridian Noon Press), 2015

Nesting Doll (The University Press of Colorado), 1999
Finalist for the Colorado Book Award


  • Unveiling (Chicory Blue Press)
  • Trying On Faces (Monkshood Press)


My Name Is Not Eve, an original play based on the lives of four survivors of domestic violence, was performed in Denver as a fundraiser for Gateway Shelter for Battered women.  Three other Colorado productions of Eve were performed as consciousness-raisers.


  • Speaking for my Self (Chicory Blue Press)
  • Face to Face (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
  • Beyond Lament (Northwestern University Press)
  • Sunrise from Blue Thunder (Pirene’s Fountain)
  • Malala: Poems for Malala Yousafzai  (FutureCycle Press)
  • 70 0n the 70’s (The Ashland Poetry Press) 
  • Hunger Enough (Pudding House Press)
  • The Crimson Edge (Chicory Blue Press)  
  • Sunrise from Blue Thunder (Pirene’s Fountain)                                       
  • Anfora Nova   (Revista Literaria)      
  • Earth’s Daughters 25/26 (The Earth’s Daughters Collective)
  • Sleepy Tree, Bk II  (Sleepy Tree)
  • Poets Against the War  (Commemorative Anthology)