Includes poems from previous books, 4 Pushcart winning poems, and adaptations/riffs from Petrarch as well as new poems.
"His lines are witnesses of tremendous density and speed of the more than ever powerful NOW in human history. As technology has to adapt to the godhead's voracious needs, so the poets have to be as exactly the same spot with even higher lucidity, more intelligence and compassion to mourn, to understand and to redeem. Richard Jackson does it with more inclusiveness than anybody else I know. His writing helps us to make sense. It protects us against suffocation. It bathes our lives."