Mike's Reviews > In This Quiet Church of Night, I Say Amen
In This Quiet Church of Night, I Say Amen
Jan 24, 2018
The blurb on the back cover of this book says that it "hurts the way life hurts." I think that's true, but incomplete. Kelly's poems are, I think, grappling with the truth that the only that which you love can hurt you, that both the past and the future are fragile, that life always has in it the specter of death. But that's incomplete, too, because I believe that there is a fundamental joy underlying these realizations, and that the poems sit in a place between light and dark, never fully turning away from either. They're beautiful.
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