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by Robert Phillips as the
winner of the
Richard Snyder Memorial Prize from Ashland Poetry Press;
nominated for the Los Angeles Book Award in Poetry by David St. John.
of poetry’s tasks is to encounter pain. Not to resolve it,
not even to console it. But to encounter it with a language that
will let it be known, and in this knowing some transformation,
however small, may happen. The poems in Remorseless Loyalty
bristle with such hard-won transformations.
writes with skill and passion about mortality in its several forms
. . . These are mature, coherent poems full of energy and underscored
Gelineau has what I think of as sinew in her writing.
This is work with depth to it yet she has a delightful sense of
the absurd which sometimes sparks through the serious themes she
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