Vivian Shipley


"Whether she is communing with James Merrill at his Connecticut grave or with Sylvia Plath as an imagined ally in planting a garden, Vivian Shipley gives us a rich sense of her attachment to landscape and memory...Her narrative skill, exuberant language and cadenced music, the insistent energy and keen eye for particulars she brings to her meditations, signal a splendid and generous spirit." —Colette Inez