By Helen Humphreys
Physical and fiercely lyric, Helen Humphreys' Anthem is a litany of wish. A music of poverty and of wish, of the succeed in ahead and the relentless backward look. With stark photographs and sophisticated, tensile energy, her poems contact that infrequent period among presence and shortage, echo and resolution, among wall and window and sky -- that hole during which we are living, the distance phrases make.
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Anthem by Helen Humphreys