Poetry. "Alexander Long has subject, and with honed and original craft, this makes for voice, makes for poems we can believe and care about, enter and learn a little more of what it means to be human, to be here...Long knows about the surface of poems, how to keep them fresh in syntax even though there is a story to be told, a part of life to be examined. He is never writing to the trend. Yet, you will hear an original rhythm, and where appropriate, like a jazz musician, you will hear homage, a riff quoted from a master. His work is mature; he has something to write about; it's soul making"--Christopher Buckley.