Letter from Dale Hendrix
Book Review – September 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine
Or maybe even worse than disappointing
Martha Quillen’s admission in your August issue that she was not the right person to review Living on the Spine by Christina Nealson is surely the most perceptive insight she came up with. And yet she pressed on. Why didn’t you people wait? I had just finished the book when I read the review and never can I remember seeing in print a reader so far off the mark of what a writer was hitting. To call some of the most beautiful and inspiring prose-poetry to come out of this country in years “this stuff” says it all. But perhaps it is the ultimate seriousness of this work which has thrown Quillen. Such writing is so rare in the literature of our time.