In the Middle Distance #2020

In the Middle Distance By Linda Gregg In the Middle Distance A new and resplendent collection by Linda Gregg whose poems have the elegance of Greek statuary and the good hud poise of haiku Poetry I finally fell in love with all of it dirt silence rock and fa
  • Title: In the Middle Distance
  • Author: Linda Gregg
  • ISBN: 9781555974398
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the Middle Distance By Linda Gregg
    In the Middle Distance By Linda Gregg A new and resplendent collection by Linda Gregg, whose poems have the elegance of Greek statuary and the good hud 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 fullnow as my desire was then from Arriving Again and Again Without Noticing In one poem in this emotional and spiritual colA new and resplendent collection by Linda Gregg, whose poems have the elegance of Greek statuary and the good hud 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 fullnow 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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    About “Linda Gregg

    • Linda Gregg

      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 She lives in New York City.

    458 thoughts on “In the Middle Distance

    • These are quiet poems similar in many ways to Jack Gilbert s Gregg s former husband , though his possess a greater intensity and clarity Over and over, I wanted to tell Gregg to eliminate the final summing up or declarative line I suppose when a poet is as renowned as she is, no one dares to edit her work But many of these poems could use a red pencil.


    • So I started reading this and I thought, wow, these poems really really remind me of Jack Gilbert s, so I googled Linda Gregg s name alongside his, to see if anyone else had noticed the same thing turns out there s a reason for the similarity, since they used to be married and all I don t know whether to feel extra dumb for not knowing that, or smug for seeing the connection.This book actually reminds me very specifically of Gilbert s Refusing Heaven in subject matter solitude in old er age, rum [...]


    • Linda Gregg is a great poet, but this book felt a little self conscious than some of her other work She seemed to be obsessed with writing poems about writing poems, which didn t quite work for me.


    • Startling images, and yet I always wanted Perhaps they are just too private I found it ultimately disappointing although I wouldn t dismiss this poet There are moments of intrigue, of surprise, of heartbreak that I would love to see expanded on in another collection.


    • I like her poems because they re of a good length not a fan of epic poems , a little harsh, totally sidestepping pretension.




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