portion of the artwork for Laurel Blossom's comments

Laurel Blossom’s Comments

The Longitude Problem, a book-length narrative poem, was conceived as a kind of companion piece to Degrees of Latitude (Four Way Books, 2007). Like Degrees of Latitude, it started as a journal, this time kept over the two years on either side of the millennium, coinciding with the protagonist’s becoming older than her mother ever was. The three sections published here derive from apparent interviews with the mother’s sister and her best childhood friend, from which the protagonist is trying to learn about her mother as a person outside the maternal relationship.

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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | Issue 29 | Summer 2010