Poet • Editor • Educator
Praise For: Otherwise, Soft White Ash
Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize
John Gosslee Books, September 2012
"Otherwise, Soft White Ash is a book, first of all, of the spirit journey of one often thwarted yet determined creature. You will not learn a great amount about the author from these poems, anymore than you learn about Auden from his, with the exception of the author’s capacity for love, thought, courage, and skill. These poems, informed by symbolism, tell a history of the inner life. Here we find myth in the modern sense, where meaning is brought to light rather than story. The touchstones are Rumi, Bly, and Lorca’s dark art, duende. Dancer, choreographer, polymath, Kelli Allen has shaped a first book of intense beauty."
-Steven Schreiner, author Too Soon To Leave
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