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Category Archive for 'Allison Seay'

That Is One Complicated Queen

To See The Queen In Allison Seay’s collection of poems titled To See The Queen, there are so many different dark, yet beautiful elements to found in her work that really left a strong impression on me. This is not a book that one would read if one was looking for a lift in spirits, […]

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To See the Queen – Patterson

One of the aspects of this poetry collection that I am interested in is how the volume works as a whole. The first section, Liliana, seems to focus on the youth and childhood of the narrator with its commonality being the presence of “the figment,” God, and a character titles “Liliana.” In the section Geography […]

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“To See The Queen”-Seay

I was taken back after reading the very first poem of Seay’s collection. It was something I hadn’t expected, but the lines, “I will tell her next I think that is one way of living: slipping off into some indistinguishable state of more and more snow,” connected with a personal feeling that I could never […]

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Allison Seay

Poetry has always been a dreaded subject of mine but after reading Allison Seay’s collection of poems, To See the Queen, I have never been more inspired. ‘Room of Held Breath’ was one of the many poems I could not help but read again and again. I must have read the collection in its entirety over […]

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Here’s a link to the Poetry Foundation’s biography on Allison Seay. At the bottom there are several recordings of her poems, all of which are included in the poetry collection.

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