Torea Frey

Editor, writer, photographer, observer on the street.

By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, Elizabeth Smart

A searing, lyrical book of prose poetry on love found and then lost. Although I preferred the more contemplative, "what now?" take of the book's "sequel," The Assumption of the Rogues & Rascals, I nonetheless was in thrall to By Grand Central Station, finishing it in a single sitting.

Oh, to be wrapped up again in those early days of an affair:

How can I find bird-relief in the nest-building of day-to-day? Necessity supplies no velvet wing with which to escape. I am indeed and mortally pierced with the seeds of love.