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Cover image: "The Golden Age" by Lucas Crannach the elder, c.1530 (a hart-wall, a variation on the walls of brick or fabric meant to herd deer on hunts, related to images also of the earthly paradise))

Juniper Prize winner

"I think he is either the god hermes of a sparrow. He is certainly a messenger. And what he says is contained in a single word, although it comes out as amazement, anger, joy, sadness, in an astounding cascade of images, and in a variety of tongues. He is a poet of great sweep and vision. And deeply tender. He is a master of music; one of our finest poets."
-Gerald Stern

"In its range of emotion, in its rich, ruminating prosody, in its capacity to contain all that it imagines, and especially in its power to place the corruptions of the world against those of the heart, it represents a poetyr of scale, in fine yet compelling excess, informed-- indeed exalted -- by intelligence, irony, vision."
-Stanley Plumly