Age of the Mother
The Age of the Mother, published
in 1992, includes personal
experience with the mother and other feminine archetypes,
as well as poetry on love, loss, death, mayhem,
hope, faith, and many other subjects, some drawn
from American Indian myth, Christian myth, East Indian myth,
Greek myth, and many other sources (there are even poems
on The Supremes and Aretha Franklin!). As a unifying image
I use a self-created figure, Jesse Rama-Kali, drawn from
my first and third books, Jesse Comes Back and
Jesse and His Son, both long out of print but
available in the library at CSULB.
Some comments about The Age of the Mother:
In these beautifully spare words, Snider
weaves personal mantras of
death, and transcendence. He announces the return of the Goddess after
of patriarchal dominance.
--Glenn Bach, Small Press Review
Out of . . . profound insight and spiritual wisdom he . . . has
created an offering, a magnificent poetic vision, a prayer-book for the
--Marilyn Johnson, Pearl
Read more about my earlier poetry books.
at Cal State University Long Beach carries my books.