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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 is a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing fellow and author of Light into Bodies (University of Tampa Press, 2017), which won the Tampa Review Poetry Prize. Her work has been featured in Poetry Daily, Verse Daily and Indiana Humanities. You'll find her recent work in The Adroit Journal, Valparaiso Poetry Review, The Southern Review, Cimarron Review, Ninth Letter, Cr ...more