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Green Hill

Something thoughtful this way comes—sensible, humble, and historically grounded. Lorna Knowles Blake’s Green Hill is reassurance of the poet’s essential duty to speak plainly and truthfully. Now the author of two collections (Permanent Address, Ashland University Press), she lives in Cape Cod and New Orleans.


Thievery is exciting.
Audacity, too, we envy,
and Daring, and Wagers.
Furthermore (with its
implied “tsk, tsk”), Risk
of any kind: snooping,
filching coins, sneaking
booze and cigarettes,
illicit affairs, rubber
checks, stacked decks,
bald-faced lies, fingers
crossed behind our back,
the thing. Palm it. Look
over your shoulder.

Reviewed by Matt Sutherland

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