On Distance is Alexander Long’s fourth full-length collection of poems. Long’s poems are riveting and bring up questions regarding humanity. The collection itself is divided into four distinct sections that each deal with their own humanitarian concern: returning home and the nostalgia that finds you; the downfall and heartbreak of humanity; hard, unspoken questions about society; and the wake of heartbreak left behind by the suicide of a close friend. Despite this raw subject matter, Long manages to leave his readers with a hope that lingers like a flicker in the shadows.
Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press