The Long Experience of Love

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As its title suggests, The Long Experience of Love is, before all else, a book of love poems. Whether addressed to a specific person or evoking a memory, landscape, or the spirit of a painting, the poems honor both the presence of love and its loss. Moore writes of the common losses by which we know our lives: the loss of family, the friends who leave us, the desires that don't come to pass. Moore's tone is often elegiac, but it is also often ecstatic. He tells his secrets, names his pain without self-pity. These poems ...

The Long Experience of Love 1995, Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9781571314017

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