Lynda Hull's Collected Poems brings together her three collections—long unavailable—with a new introduction by Yusef Komunyakaa, and allows, for the first time, the full scale of her achievement to be seen. Edited with Hull's husband, David Wojahn, this book contains all the poems Hull published in her lifetime, before her untimely death in 1994.
Collected Poems is the first book in Graywolf's Re/View Series that brings essential books of contemporary American poetry back into print. Each volume—chosen by series editor Mark Doty—is introduced by a poet who brings to the work a passionate admiration. The Re/View Series brings all-but-lost masterworks of recent American poetry into the hands of a new generation of readers.
"Measured experience informs these poems, as Lynda Hull's voice comes alive again and again, line to line and image to image....Because Hull has trouble the waters, her poetry makes us truer to ourselves and those around us. Each image is a beam in a persistent searchlight that penetrates. We will miss her greatly."—Yusef Komunyakaa
"Lyrical and harrowing, Hull suggests a fantasy coupling of Elizabeth Bishop and Lou Reed. . . . Few poets of Lynda Hull's generation posses anything like her lyric gift."—Robert Polito, The Village Voice