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Read "Target" from The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep.

     
 

Tender and harrowing, jagged, severely precise and floodlit with compassion, Linda Gregerson's poems break and mend poetic language as they break and mend the heart.  "We borrow out light / Where we can," she says in 'Saints' Logic.'  I borrow my light from The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep.

--Rosanna Warren

Acts of violence and other disturbances...are key here....In spare, almost reportorial language, Gregerson pursues a train of thought
(or narrative) determinedly across thought-rupturing line breaks. Then, half-casually, she unspools a line of pure music, an image which, altering the current as it does, somehow fuses the poem's earthly and metaphysical concerns....These are skillful, intelligent, and thoughtful poems, at once wounding and redemptive.

--Boston Review

The Selvage

Magnetic North

Waterborne

The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep

Fire in the Conservatory