In Advance of All Parting
About the Book
“Baird’s remarkable first collection is besieged by angels, messengers bearing often bitter, sometimes comic, always complicated home (and broken-home) truths. Hers is a well-stocked world inflected by elegiac understanding and a brisk, unflinching willingness to encounter the hard facts of a life marked by sadness, loss and disappointment.”—Eamon Grennan
“A tough, unsentimental examination of marital grief. Musically elegant and inventive, understated and passionate, Baird has created a richly drawn world in which this elemental drama plays out, and the result is vivid, startling poems in which pain has left its indelible tracks.”—Chase Twichell
Ansie Baird lives in Buffalo, New York.