Crossing Over: Poems

Crossing Over: Poems

Crossing Over Poems Long s work begs to be read aloud in order to savor the rich language and rhythm she instills in each poem She explores the beauty of specific bridges while employing them as a metaphor for crossings

  • Title: Crossing Over: Poems
  • Author: Priscilla Long
  • ISBN: 9780826323965
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Paperback
  • Long s work begs to be read aloud in order to savor the rich language and rhythm she instills in each poem She explores the beauty of specific bridges while employing them as a metaphor for crossings to death a sister s suicide , eros, and art Part elegy, the book also explores living, remembering, and celebrating.

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      Published :2019-06-22T14:24:10+00:00

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    Long's poems are written to be read and reread. Once a muscian, her poems read aloud sound like music. Bravo!

    A Review of Crossing Over.There is an immense sadness in this volume of poems by Priscilla Long. That sadness is anchored in the death of her sister, Susanne. Of the 50 poems in Crossing Over, six are centered on the sister. To this reader, the most poignant of the sister poems is Visitations (p. 38) that ends with these lines:The dead have nothing new to say.They do not age,but their deaths are aging.We seldom cry for them now.Still, on odd, solitary eveningsthey come to call.They visit, but th [...]

    Priscilla Long is a poet and prose writer of immense talent and Crossing Over is an important work that covers life, death, loss, the natural world, war, and even an argument between two beloved Seattle bridges. Whether she is writing about her sister’s suicide, Seattle rain, or the afterlife of her books when she is gone–each poem offers solace, wisdom, and chance to slow down.

    A wonderful collection of poems which, with a focus on the bridges we traverse, make something "ordinary," sacred. These poems also bridge life and death, and in doing so make something sacred, ordinary, not in the sense of being blasé, but in the sanctification of all of life and aliveness.

    As would be expected, Priscilla's book of poems is wonderful. She knows how to craft words better than most, and her poetry never disappoints. I highly recommend this book.

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