Blue Sandbar Moon by Chris Agee
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A decade after Next to Nothing, Chris Agee’s critically acclaimed and achingly powerful collection of poems in memory of his daughter Miriam, Blue Sandbar Moon explores with delicate precision the emotional and spiritual landscape of a life sustained in “the aftermath of aftermath.” Consisting mainly of 174 untitled, interconnected short poems, the collection evolves with technical grace and meditative clarity to present a holistic and searching vision of worlds in motion – both public and private, natural and imagined, the seen and the sensed.
With a characteristically lucent understanding of the inner architectures of memory, grief, hope, and art itself, Agee creates a mosaic of days and hours – a “micro-epic” that is at once fluently accessible and formally path-breaking. Blending the pulse of poetry with the flex and heft of prose, the result is a genre-defying work of deep feeling and distinct literary importance.