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"In poem after poem, Gregerson manages to pair narrative immediacy with intricate orchestration, creating a kind of writing that hustles us along even as it reaches back through complicated echoes of earlier moments in the poem. The enticements of her writing point in two directions: that seeming inspiration of ideas linking up carrying us down the page in time, and the simultaneous layers of words and ideas encouraging her readers to turn back and dig. Poems ask us to go and to stay, and Gregerson is unusually good at inviting readers to do both, as well as rewarding them for doing is. It is, among other things a mark of her trust in her readers, a trust that includes her belief that she can seduce us without doing any harm."

--Jonathan Farmer, from "'A Ravishing Mind': On the Pleasures of Linda Gregerson's Poems

The Selvage

Magnetic North

Waterborne

The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep

Fire in the Conservatory