Books Slow Fire by Pamela Alexander Paperback, 96 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, List Price: $16 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleSlow FireAuthorPamela Alexander Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Genres: Poetry Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Slow Fire National Poetry Month 2007 'Letter Home' April 2, 2007 "Letter Home" is from Pamela Alexander's fourth collection, Slow Fire. James Merrill writes of Alexander, "This poet works elegantly, unpredictably, without teasing. Her voice can be wholly direct ('Hey you'); her subjects — heat, air, sex, trees, the peerless dog Pfoxer — impeccably democratic."