A collection of works by the poet using such diverse modes as narrative, sonnet, song, monologue, satire, and meditation, yet all dealing with his perspective on life.
1992 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry
"Carruth, like Whitman, like Chaucer, is large; he contains multitudes. Dip into his work anywhere and there is life--and death--as stirringly felt and cogitated as in some vast, Tolstoyan novel." --Booklist
"Technically he is a virtuoso. He writes subtle, finety tuned poems in rhyme and meter; syllabics; and in highly formalized free verse. He also writes free verse so invisibly artful that under its spell we are not in the presence of a poem, but of the world." --Galway Kinnell -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.