Blake Prize 2013 Judges’ Comments
This lyric free verse poem takes for its subject love in the Divine, intimate form. The lineation is sculptural, the diction and phrasing are unique and exquisite, evoking devotion in a spiritual sense. The tone is one of tenderness, the images are lucid and arresting, and the spiritual is
addressed through concrete representations of love. The metaphysical argument of love, its narratives and philosophy are viscerally embedded with sensitivity and at times, with a whimsical irony.