Steel, the debut poetry collection from Alison Prine, is now available from Cider Press Review.
Karin Gottshall, author of The River Won’t Hold You, writes, “‘I like to be at the edge of open waters,’ Alison Prine writes in ‘City of Bridges,’ and Prine’s poems share her affinity for the liminal, the weather-swept, and the vast. Even as she studies the significance of our smallest gestures toward and away from one another, Prine’s scope is the wide sweep of a life, and its defining griefs and desires. Prine’s vision is tender and precise, and her voice is no less fierce for its quality of quiet. These are intimate, necessary poems in which language is the vital blood that circulates through our most important questions.”
Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home, writes, “In Alison Prine’s elemental, lapidary poems, place is transposed, and time moves recursively. The past infuses the present with such unrelenting clarity that the result is a startling and richly potent consolation.”
Laura Kasischke, author of Space, in Chains, says, “Steel is a work of memory and reverie. Both precise and transcendent, Alison Prine’s poems take us on journeys recollected and imaginary and full-throttle into unfamiliar terrain. Her language is musical and her eye is sharp. This is a memorable, remarkable book.”