“An elegant, sharp book that has been written out of grief but not overpowered by it. Think of this book alongside Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking or Joyce Carol Oates' A Widow's Story. The fact that
this is poetry not prose means that the narrative arrives in a more imagistic way, lyrically, with the haunting silences that poetry lets in more readily. This book is a concentrated thing, a small, gracefully constructed diorama set before us.”—PNBA Awards Committee. The Bled is on the shortlist for the 2012 PNBA Book Awards.