The New Wing of the Labyrinth
Author: Ed Roberson
Publisher: Singing Horse Press (2009)
Ed Roberson's eighth full-length book of poetry, The New Wing of the Labyrinth, is a taut, intricately interwoven series of poems that present an unsentimental yet harrowing encounter with the finality of life: "where do we go / but to die into immunity in this life / the thousand deaths that evolve us."
"Ed Roberson offers us, up front, the nerve-edge of poetic speech, sequences of the unanticipated, as poetry of real significance is meant to do."