Where Horizons Go - Poems
Where Horizons Go: Poems (Winner, T.S. Eliot Prize, 1998) (New Odyssey Series)
A collection of unforgettable poems, Where Horizons Go is as compelling as it is technically stunning. The book bridges the sometimes vast distances between the personal and the impersonal, the transitory and the permanent, the imagined and the real, the internal and the external, the self and the other. The language here is always clear, always controlled without sacrificing sincerity or honesty. Read this book again and again and be rewarded every time.
The poems are terrific: moving, intelligent, authentically felt and beautifully musical. When Espaillat works in rhyme and meter, which she does frequently, the power of her narratives and perceptions transcends their difficult forms.—San Diego Union-Tribune, 8/7/2010