Three Days with the Long Moon – Adrian Koesters – 2017

Cover image of THREE DAYS WITH THE LONG MOON, a collection of poems by Adrian Koesters. A full moon shines over silhouetted treetops.Three Days with the Long Moon
poems by Adrian Koesters

Adrian Koesters’ second collection of poetry, now available from BrickHouse Books!


Published January 18, 2017
Paperback | $16.00 USD

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Praise for Three Days with the Long Moon:

“The long moon that Adrian Koesters invokes in her powerful second collection pulls at every best-laid intention and barely-contained desire. The abiding theme here is control and the allure of losing it. Constrained by a variety of forms, speaking through characters who wear the nun’s habit or the invisibility of middle age, these poems voice an insatiable hunger for the forbidden, the unavailable, the irretrievable. Koesters’ lines are tense and alive, as intimate as love letters. Three Days with the Long Moon is a thrilling read.” — Kathleen Flenniken, author of Famous and Plume

“In Adrian Koesters’ Three Days with the Long Moon, honesty and surprise arise out of fabulous linguistic richness. Friction between apparent opposites generates heat: religion and eros, relationships and their absence, the natural and the human. And throughout the collection, nuanced syntax, rich associations, and gorgeous sounds abound. This book is a serious pleasure to read.” — Greg Glazner, author of Singularity and From the Iron Chair

” ‘What is this realm we cease to sing in?’ Adrian Koesters asks in the poem, ‘Revisiting a Conclusion.’ The refusal to settle for easy answers is at the heart of these complex and enigmatic poems. Revisiting and revising becomes a kind of spiritual quest — a journey of recovery and discovery that may not lead to the comforts of home, but at least to ‘an entry/where we begin to speak (and possibly sing) again.’ ” — Grace Bauer, author of Nowhere All At Once and The Women at the Well

Adrian Koesters’ poems have appeared in the Berkeley Poetry Review, the Gettysburg Review, the Saranac Review, and more. Her first collection of poetry, Many Parishes, was published by BrickHouse Books in 2013. She is the Research Editor for the Vice Chancellor of Research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Learn more at