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Longevity is a book-length narrative, a fictional prose poem told in fragments about the protagonist’s relationships with the women in her life and the deaths of those women: her mother, her best friend, her sister. Longevity is told in reverse, starting with the present and working back to the birth of the younger sister, which was the beginning, for the speaker, of both memory and loss.
About the Author
LAUREL BLOSSOM is also the author of, among others, Degrees of Latitude (Four Way Books), Wednesday: New and Selected Poems, and The Papers Said. She is the 2015 Poet Laureate of Edgefield, South Carolina, where she resides, and can be found online at www.laurelblossom.com.