To Light a House of Bones By Carey Link (Blue Light Press)

To Light a House of Bones

Reading Carey Link’s new collection, I found myself breathing more slowly, easing into a world of light, color, and, most importantly, attentiveness to the moment. These poems of hard-earned transcendence admit that, yes, we all live in a ‘house of bones’ but also assert the possibility of transcendence: through language, through the tenderness of the mother-daughter bond, through lyrical vision. Floating in this book, I felt an amniotic sustenance, a challenge to be continually reborn, and to live fully.

– Jennifer Horne, Alabama Poet Laureate, author of Bottle Tree and Borrowed Light, Little Wanderer