Poetry. " Robert Hill Long's poems have the feel of land and history seen in moments of personal definition, seen through the lens of a family. His voice speaks in long and fluent lines with both freedom and formal assurance, of the experience of war, and of the war and peace of human affection. It is a voice that praises the voluptuous body of earth, and incorporates the sad flotsam of a family, of mortality. At times wickedly funny, at others haunted by the legend and landscape of America, his poems are always politically informed and alert, and our poetry is the richer"-Robert Morgan.