Fire in the Orchard
Gary Margolis



Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that poetry is ‘what will and must be spoken,’ and in his new book — his best yet — Gary Margolis speaks in a deceptively quiet but nonetheless urgent voice of what usually goes unspoken, of the spaces between people, the distance we keep, the mortality we bear. Fire in the Orchard is carefully crafted and psychologically astute, a work of emotional attainment, necessary speech.

– Edward Hirsch