(2012, Tupelo Press)
“Alan Michael Parker possesses a mind completely unlike any poet at work in America today, finding in the clutter around us not just sources of sadness, wit, and playful irony–but also profound ambivalence about a world in which our past is not recoverable, in which the work of the mind upon the landscape is the true source of meaning, in which we all inhabit ‘the arc of Story graphed upon the axes of Love and Death.’ I have long considered Parker to be one of the most brilliant poets at work in America today. Long Division, his best book yet, confirms that.” — Kevin Prufer
Here are three reviews of Long Division, from the pages of Publisher’s Weekly, and online at The Rumpus and The Phantom Limb. Long Division was awarded the 2012 Roanoke-Chowan Book Award, also known as the North Carolina Book Award, and short-listed for the 2012 Rilke Prize, the Eric Hofer Book Award, and the Brockman-Campbell Poetry Award.