Annotations for In the Middle Distance : Poems


Baker & Taylor
A collection of poetic works by the author of Things and Flesh and Too Bright to See & Alma features a range of emotional and spiritual works in which the writer explores the crossroads between devastation and desire, where she finds both survival and salvation. Original.

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Holtzbrinck
A new and resplendent collection by Linda Gregg, whose poems "have the elegance of Greek statuary and the good-humored poise of haiku" (Poetry)

I finally fell in love with all of it:
dirt, silence, rock and far views.
It's strange that my heart is as full
now as my desire was then.
               --from "Arriving Again and Again Without Noticing"
 
In one poem in this emotional and spiritual collection, Linda Gregg asks, "It is clear why love / took me to the shore of death, / but why did it bring me back?" In the Middle Distance, Gregg's sixth book, explores up to and beyond the crossroads of devastation and desire. There, she finds not only survival but also
salvation--hard-won, resilient, and meaningful.

This collection brings Gregg's passion and intensity together with a new wisdom and vitality that is unmistakably original.


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McMillan Palgrave
A new and resplendent collection by Linda Gregg, whose poems "have the elegance of Greek statuary and the good-humored poise of haiku" (Poetry)

I finally fell in love with all of it:
dirt, silence, rock and far views.
It's strange that my heart is as full
now as my desire was then.
--from "Arriving Again and Again Without Noticing"
In one poem in this emotional and spiritual collection, Linda Gregg asks, "It is clear why love / took me to the shore of death, / but why did it bring me back?" In the Middle Distance, Gregg's sixth book, explores up to and beyond the crossroads of devastation and desire. There, she finds not only survival but also
salvation--hard-won, resilient, and meaningful.

This collection brings Gregg's passion and intensity together with a new wisdom and vitality that is unmistakably original.


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