Today's poem is "So We Go"
from Elegy with a Glass of Whiskey

BOA Editions

Crystal Bacon is a 1995 graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and a 1998 recipient of a New Jersey State Council of the Arts grant. As a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation poet, she has led Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain seminars for teachers in southern New Jersey. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications in the United States and Canada, including The Ontario Review, Tampa Review, Cortland Review, Marlboro Review, and Antigonish Review.

About Elegy with a Glass of Whiskey:

"Crystal Bacon has a good ear. But it is clear her poems are simultaneously driven by a need to find language for feelings not easily named and the search for cooperative sounds. The combination makes for a compelling lyric authority. Aided throughout by various Greek myths, the elegiac and the sensual commingle in ways that become characteristic of Elegy with a glass of Whiskey, indeed of Crystal Bacon's poetic enterprise. Whether she adopts a persona or mediates in her own voice, it's clear by her book's end that such tactics provide Bacon the latitudes of being her various self/selves, an androgyne separated and seeking. We are the beneficiaries of such beautifully heard musings."
—Stephen Dunn

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