A recent review of “The Longing To Be”

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Longing To Be 25 Sep 2013

By Scotianightpoetry

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 3002“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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