These poems will move you by evoking how things are. Some of the poems in this diverse collection are lofty. Others are earthy. They can be difficult, easy, lighthearted, sober, fun. They share beauty by speaking the truth.
~ Joseph Laporte, PhD.
I haven’t read poetry in probably twenty years. These poems engaged me, and I enjoyed reading and reflecting on them. They are accessible and relevant, and painted pictures that brought my own values and experiences to bear.
~ John O'Hara, JD
This is an admirable collection, for its range and for its humility, from wonderfully rendered translations, to fixed-form poems, to its casually powerful memory narratives and freer verse. And "collection" is the proper term, here, since the final sense one gets from this carefully made variety is one of gathering, gathering God and family and nature into a set of reflections that deliver the breadth of one life into a complete impression. So what passes is what is, forever / transformed from within or not at all, the last poem claims, and to read this volume is to share in that transformation, to read work that merges what is within us to what we are without. ~Edward Haworth Hoeppner, PhD