"Beckian Fritz Goldberg energizes and advances the prose poem with her charged and often heartbreaking tales of death and the vulnerability of the body. She moves freely from surrealism to fabulism to meditations, from the waking to dreaming life, from detachment to engagement, with compassion and humor and grace. Her poems contain panoramic sweeps and minutia the rest of us miss. This is a truly amazing book."
— Denise Duhamel
Mary Ann Samyn:
MY LIFE IN HEAVEN
"Private but not claustral, personal but not narrative, Samyn's achievement is as purposeful and deliberate as the need to survive the end of things. Observation, insight, tenderness, and humor accompany the poet and her readers from heartbreak-unto-death to afterlife-on-earth in this book. I rejoice in its misery, its finery, its charm, and its wisdom."
Jean Gallagher: START
"Jean Gallagher plunges us into the mystery-shrouded chthonic rites of Demeter and Persephone in a stunning postmodern Homeric hymn, stepping into the company of other reinventors of the ancient myths like H.D., Anne Carson, and Louise Gluck. We're ungrounded by these poems, cast among the mysteries and ecstacies."
Mark Neely: BEASTS OF THE HILL
"Mark Neely works in small spaces where the slightest moves have seismic consequences. The acoustics are sensational, and the modest and laconic gestures of the poems are also vehicles for the flights and fugues of a 'glorious attack.' Neely has the chops and the voice to sing the blues."
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