A trip to China in 2007 was the catalyst for this collection. Rapid changes are taking place there, yet many people are still clinging to the past. This observation led Barbara Olds to examine how our experiences colour our lives and, by inference, our souls.
The Cold Stones of Feeling has been eleven years in the making and almost every poem has been published and or received an award. It is a collection that may well be the poet’s last full book of poetry.