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A slight, problematic, occasionally disarming and lovely book of poems. It's wonderful to read these early poems as foundations laid for her later and best books, The Sacraments of Desire and Chosen by the Lion. My favorites of the poems herein were "Alma in All Seasons" and "Blake."
Nov 29, 2008 Ron Mohring rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Jett Whitehead found me a hardcover copy of this book in back in '95 I think. Though I've read all of Linda's work except the new collected (selected?), it's this title, along with Alma and The Sacraments of Desire, that I come back to again and again.
Linda Gregg is the author of six books of poetry: In the Middle Distance, Things and Flesh, Chosen by the Lion, The Sacraments of Desire, Alma,Too Bright to See and All of It Singing. Her honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Literary Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She won 2006 PEN/Voelcker Award winner for Poetry and has won a Whiting Award. S ...moreMore about Linda Gregg...