"Too Bright to See is one of the most important first books of poetry to have come out in the last 25 years. Alma, first published in its own volume two years later, has become its necessary companion."—Lucie Brock-Broido
Too Bright to See & Alma
- “I consider Linda Gregg one of the best American poets, and I value the neatness of design in her poems, as well as the energy of each line.”—Czeslaw Milosz
Linda Gregg's first two books are, at long last, available again—this time in a single volume. In this book, we witness the awakening of one of the finest American poets of her generation.
- I have loved Linda Gregg’s poems since I first read them. They are original in the way that really matters: they speak clearly of their source. They are inseparable from the surprising, unrolling, eventful, pure current of their language, and they convey at once the pain of individual loss, a steady and utterly personal radiance.”—W.S. Merwin
- “The blinding intensity of Ms. Gregg’s lines stains the reader’s psyche the way lightning or heartbreak do.”—Joseph Brodsky
- “Too Bright to See was one of the most important first books of poetry to have come out in the last twenty-five years. Alma, first published in its own volume two years after, has become its necessary companion. Linda Gregg continues to be the builder of beautiful contraptions, poems built steadfastly by real life, bright and stark, truths told tranquil in unblinding light. It’s a fine thing to have these two books back in the world, the visible world, bound together, lucid and legible as they are.”—Lucie Brock-Broido