5.0 out of 5 stars The Longing To Be 25 Sep 2013
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“The contents of Allison Grayhurst’s book
The Longing To Be are both personal and
universal and are described in such thematic
and golden terms that one can see that a lot
of thought has gone into each line. The poems
are written mostly in free verse throughout,
with both rhythm and soul weaved into them.
For some poems, the layout seems experimental,
and there is definitely a playfulness in the way
that the words and verses fall onto the page.
Others do conform to a “norm”, whatever that is.
All are dramatic and thoughtful. These are layered poems
with new horizons presented to the reader
in every re-read. The effect is to keep things
fresh with poems that constantly surprise in spite,
and because of, the number of times being read.
I thoroughly recommend The Longing To Be
as a poetry book to study carefully
and cherish far into the future,” poet Brian Shirra.
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