Longevity, Laurel Blossom

These poems spiral like a Moebius strip and yet they remain one-sided: a single survace that shifts, glittering, away from ‘factual’ perspective…In Laurel Blossom’s Longevity, we share a survivor’s guilt for deaths both imagined and experienced– a falling away from love, a piercing-together of fragments of memory, a lyrical book-long dream-meditation on trauma, transgression—and how, in desire and empathy, we fashion from loss the shapes that sustain us.

–Carol Muske-Dukes
Published by Four Way Books, 2015