Winner of the Georgia Author of the Year for Poetry, 2006
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Reviews of Burn:
Prairie Schooner, by Mark Brazaitis
Mid-American Review, by F. Daniel Rzicznek
Peace Corps Writers, by John Isles
Advance Praise for Burn:
"Sandra Meek's Burn is crafted with stealthily reflective care in an effort to restrain the hysteria towards which the new century seems to hurtle with 'democracy in entropy' as the ' . . . bisected self goes on . . . trampling rusted machetes in the grass.' The cosmos thus far endures, our best, our only reassurance. Whether or not we can get ourselves back to the garden, we are all stardust, and we might want to foget, once and forever, about building that fallout shelter."
"These poems are, in a broad sense, poems of homage. There's a kind of playful dialectic evident here, a mind trying to embrace everything that draws it in and being changed in the process, a synthesis of observer and observed. The reason of the poems, an almost scientific desire to be specific, to get it right, ultimately turns to metaphor, to the need to make categorical and logical jumps in the pursuit of understanding. Light runs throughout this book--the light of stars, the light of the mind . . . While redemption is not the intention of these poems, it is suggested by the confidence and beauty with which they proceed. What becomes clear reading the work of Sandra Meek is that intelligence, deftly applied, is love."