- Paperback: 56 pages
- Publisher: Space and Time; 1st edition (July 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0917053133
- ISBN-13: 978-0917053139
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,554,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Linda brings a tight focus to small, intimate details which in turn illuminate and echo larger concerns. What I like about her work is that it reads like the observations you might get from a friend, albeit a friend with a gift of language and insight, who's been let into a few more secrets about what's out there in the world than the rest of us have experienced. --Charles De Lint, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science-fiction
This collection [Consumed, Reduced to Beautiful Grey Ashes] reads like a string of pearls, with images that recur in poem after poem, reminding us of theme in the most subtle manner. The message penetrates and lingers long after the final poem has been consumed. --Jacquline Jones LaMon, AALBC.com & African Voices
These are poems with roots sunk deep into the darkness and light of the human spirit. With studied control and subtle perception, Linda's poems are luminous wet, whole 'shiny things' that blaze long after the pages are turned. --Sheree Renée Thomas, Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction
About the Author
Linda Addison is the first African-American to receive the Bram Stoker award. She has published poetry, stories and non-fiction in Asimov s SF Magazine, The Urbanite, and Sheree Thomas Dark Matter, A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora, published by Warner Books. This is her second collection.
Twice, At Once, Separated her story in Dark Matter, is on the Honorable Mention list in Gardner Dozois The Year's Best Science Fiction (2000).
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"Consumed..." has a dark energy, not to be confused with being evil nor depression. Darkness in the sense of being the opposite of ignorant bliss. For example, there are poems of love that are not lighthearted in nature.
Linda Addison composes these poems in a way that explores the depth of emotions that can be conjured when you give yourself up in totality to another person. "Before You" is such a poem. The relinquishing of the subject's independence is what we all experience on some level when we enter deeply into a relationship.
There are other poems in "Consumed..." that exposes the curiosity of the writer. Poems like "A Bare Tree in February", "Turning Edges" and "Breathe" ponder the origin of human existence in a way that only Linda Addison can render.
"Consumed..." is a personal collection of poetry that is timeless in its approach to be an offering of one's soul. The level of introspective creativity will call the reader to come back to the poems in this book time and again.
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