by Elizabeth Seydel Morgan • from Spans: New and Selected Poems • Louisiana State University Press
Elizabeth Seydel Morgan
A native of Atlanta, Elizabeth Seydel Morgan is the author of four previous poetry collections.
Spans: New and Selected Poems
"The great gift of Spans is the chance it affords the reader to cross and re-cross life’s bridges in Morgan’s perspicuous, wry, and irresistible company."
(Lisa Russ Spaar)
"A great deal of contemporary poetry concerns itself with its own construction, and the difficulty of syntax and complications of conventional meaning in such work have their value and beauties. Many poets, however, still explore the worlds, both external and internal, that can be known through traditionally sustained imagery and compressed, resonant diction. As media and an expanding number of electronic devices allow instant communication of knowledge and trivia, it might seem that the known world has expanded unmeasurably, but these poets have found that the world is made up of individual experience—and that the lyric may in fact know more about the world than any twenty-four hour news program or Twitter account can tell us."—Sarah Kennedy MORE
- John W. Evans
- Patrick Hicks
- Sarah Rose Nordgren
- Mark Strand
- Lisa Bubasch
- Jeffrey Schultz
- Chelsea Woodard
- Kimiko Hahn
- Bill Berkson
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