"Madelon Sprengnether's short prose poems surprise us with their quick turns and telegraphic insights, their physical bearingwhat she calls "bodyworlds"and spiritual poise. "Near Solstice" is a book of urgencies."Edward Hirsch
This new collection is grounded in the body and sensual awareness as the means by which we experience the world. In a series of interlinked prose poems, Sprengnether meditates on the death of parents, family members, and friends, with the passing of seasons, sexuality, the consolations of landscape, and (always) the significance of light.
Madelon Sprengnether is Regents Professor of English at the University of Minnesota where she teaches in the MFA program."