Memory of Spring: Poems, by Bill Glose





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“Bill Glose brings a careful eye and an open heart to the natural world and the humans who live near it. Vivid details become meaningful images. A line of turtles on a tree fallen into water glow with sunlight and the insight of the poet. Men and women enact their commonplace lives with grace and simple wisdom…Glose writes with as careful an ear as his eye, his words singing with subtle music. Read this volume and savor the vivid moment.”

David Anthony Sam
author of Memories in Clay, Dreams of Wolves, Finite to Fail: Poems After Dickinson, Final Inventory, and Dark Fathers


In Memory of Spring, one finds beauty in wreckage, in hoarfrost, in unexpected and dismaying change—because there is always the refreshment of the past and future springs. Bill Glose’s exquisite new collection has an abundance of sensory awakenings of life, of Life!...So well crafted, these poems will become your experiences and ongoing wisdom as he masterfully takes on dangerous subjects: love, hunger, decay, renewal and mixes them in surprising ways to dashboard garmins, learning to ride a bike, daylily bulbs, kudzu—continually startling you with deep breaths. I can’t but recall Seneca’s famous words: ‘As long as you live, keep learning how to live.’”

Mary Jean Kledzik
author of As if Wine Could Pour from Her Nipple