Reviews and Blurbs – Leave Time

“In this collection, Worley captures the anguish of witnessing a personality unravel and a body break from a force that defies reason and raises eternal questions that a loving son can’t answer . . . Leave Time is at once deeply personal and utterly universal because the poet’s diction—conversational, original and precise—conveys essential intimacies that grieving humans share.”
–L. Elisabeth Beattie, Lexington Herald-Leader

“Jeff Worley’s Leave Time is a lovely and moving dirge for his father, a wounded World War II veteran, stricken and at last taken by Alzheimer’s disease. This story is told often by good writers these days, but Worley’s treatment is especially crisp and adept.”
–Paul Zimmer, The Georgia Review