Dream Horse Press

Wait For Me, I'm Gone

Amy Holman's Wait For Me, I'm Gone
Winner of the 2004 National Poetry Chapbook Prize
ISBN 0-9659307-8-5
Frontispiece by Bob Dornberg

Praise for Wait For Me, I'm Gone

“This is a wonderful series of poems. It tells us
something quite personal, and quietly fascinating,
about a not very unusual familial relationship--and
does so in a way that is revelatory, grave, and light
as a cloud. The voice is wise and musical, lit up
with quirky word play, and what it reports feels
strikingly honest and deeply considered. Holman is
brilliant at moving us around in time and space, so
first we smell the sea and later feel the F train.
There are many individual gems here, and it is also
terrific how the poems work together, sometimes
through surprising repetitions. The emotion of this
world is both blue and warm and the effect is lasting.
An amazing chapbook to which I will often return.
Highly recommended.”
—Jennifer Michael Hecht

“Selecting this collection was one of the easiest
choices I have had to make so far. The fact that I am
usually disinterested by personal, familial poetry
speaks volumes about how very fine this book is; its
artistry not only overcomes but compels. Its haunting
and musical qualities deliver its understory in a way
that earns great admiration. Wait for Me, I’m Gone
shows just how much a writer’s attention to the
marriage of form and content matters.”
— C. J. Sage

Wait For Me, I'm Gone

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