8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published November 2013
In the poem Mythica Nancy Chen Long tells us narratives grow over time into myth, and yet, she has constructed a chapbook in reverse. Her poems start with the story of Icarus, and move away from him to people and places that feel at home in our time. And while Icarus’ decent in slow circles mirrors the chaotic and war-torn experience of the people who populate these poems (giving the collection an excellent cyclonic structure), one is left to wonder if hubris is something humanity can ever hope to escape.