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Ingenious, original Nancy Chen Long creates a tantalizing poem collage in Clouds as Inkblots for the War Prone. When Chen Long mixes her 21st-century perceptions and depth of compassion with the vocabulary from a Pulitzer Prize-winning twentieth-century war novel, Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens, an imaginary longitude line appears. Across this line connections and sympathies meet while disconnections and antipathies spar. From her remix the poet makes a seriously playful, playfully seriou ...more
Nancy Chen Long the author of WIDER THAN THEN SKY (Diode Editions, 2020), which was selected for the Diode Editions Book Prize, and LIGHT INTO BODIES (University of Tampa Press, 2017), which won the Tampa Review Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts fellowship, and her work was selected for the Poetry Society of America Robert H. Winner Award. Her poems have been f ...more