Persea Books, 2014
“A most welcome addition to this ongoing, probably neverending pursuit of what Eliot himself called ‘next year’s words.’ ”
— Mark Jarman
“It is compelling the whole way through and for a long time after.”
— David Thacker
Read a review of Uncommon Prayer in Spoon River Poetry Review.
Read a review of Uncommon Prayer in Pleiades.
Read a review of Uncommon Prayer in 15 Bytes.
Read a review of Uncommon Prayer in Poetry Northwest.
A Metaphorical God
“She’s a polyphonic prestidigitator, a virtuoso of the vibrant heart, and — stunning in our fallen world — a genuine metaphysician, with all the healing aptitude the word implies.”
— Linda Gregerson
“Dazzling….She writes with Milton open at her elbow but with the real dirt of a real Utah under her fingertips.”
— The Yale Review
Read a review of A Metaphorical God in the Virginia Quarterly Review.
Leviathan with a Hook
Persea Books, 2002
“It is a beautiful book, and an unusual one … Its remarkable lucidity, its seductive energy, its lushness, and its music form a vision in which the real and the transcendental are indistinguishable.”
— Mark Strand
“No other poet writing today gives as she does, like a spirit of harvest, so much of the fragrant, astonishing, living and dying world, and makes it so sweetly and sternly known.”
— Allen Grossman
“Wild, inventive, hungry, celebratory … These poems fear neither glory nor ruin.”
— Rosanna Warren