I’m pleased and honored to have been interviewed by poet Lisa Olstein for Tupelo Quarterly about Green-Wood, along with an excerpt from the book.
A beautiful new review of Green-Wood in the Iowa Review by Peter Myers. It’s moving to be read so closely, and so well.
“We come to know the poem—like a cemetery, like nature—as a made thing, shaped by the material presence of the past in the here and now. To write, the poet tells herself: “First fence a voice. / Lie / down ferocious feeling.” What must be made to lie down for the fence to be constructed is precisely what Green-Wood concerns itself with, and the tension between what’s enclosed and what’s in common, what’s visible and what’s buried, what’s present and what’s erased, becomes, in Green-Wood, the force that drives the poem onward.”
A lovely review of Green-Wood by John Pluecker over at Public Face.
Pattie McCarthy wrote a moving post about Green-Wood for Sarah Blake Schoenholtz’s National Poetry Month Daily. Thank you, Pattie!
John Latta comments about an excerpt of Green-Wood that appeared in Sam Lohmann’s Peaches and Bats back last year. http://isola-di-rifiuti.blogspot.com/2010/02/allison-cobb-in-peaches-and-bats.html
Anselm Berrigan wrote a nice review of Green-Wood on the harriet blog at the Poetry Foundation.