The Bloody Tide
About the Book
From "Listening to the News Reminds Me of Yeats":
. . . Yeats set it all down first:
that bloody tide of change and not-change,
that bloody intensity of right and not-right,
the beast stalking the presidency
down the twisty, blackened capitol streets.
We were warned, we did not listen,
and the teeth are at the back of our necks.
Soon they will be at the front.
In "Fahrenheit," Yolen protests the burning of her book because a character is gay:
Before the arson could be stopped,
a year of my writing went up in flames.
Far away on the East Coast of America
I felt the heat of it burning my cheeks.
Somewhere in Germany, an old man dances.
Jane Yolen, often called "the Hans Christian Andersen of America," is the author of over 340 books, including Owl Moon and The Devil's Arithmetic. Her writing has won many awardstwo Nebulas, a World Fantasy Award, a Caldecott, the Golden Kite Award, three Mythopoetic awards, two Christopher Medals, and the Jewish Book Award, among others. She is also the winner (for body of work) of the Kerlan Award, the World Fantasy Association Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Catholic Library's Regina Award.