“Like a songwriter—like Bob Dylan—Blakely trusts a line that cannot be pinned down by time or place, by history, to suck those that can into its instability, where all things are possible.”
Greil Marcus, Salon
“An imaginer who hits the bull’s-eye with every detail, intonation, and emotional twitch, Blakely’s fullness of language quietly and firmly dazzles as she moves among epochs, personae, and geographies. Blakely is a master of evoking the bounties of loss while embracing the wayward jobs of what is unaccountably found.”
Baron Wormser, Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award Citation, Poetry Society of America
New Poem - "The Story of their Lives" New World Writing
New Essay - "Contradictions, Controversies, and Coincidences"
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