"The Sublime is always inappropriate, and VanderMolen delights in sublimity without shame. Honor him." -- Donald Revell
"These poems by Robert VanderMolen are...among the most remarkable literature of our time." -- August Kleinzahler
"VanderMolen's poems are always kinetic, always on the move, and among the sexiest being written in America today." -- Richard
In Breath, Robert VanderMolen finds and propounds the courage to hold himself accountable for the unaccountable consequences of Attention... -- Donald Revell
These poems by Robert VanderMolen are, in their ordering of local particular, their oblique, ranging memory, their curious, almost dream-like... -- August Kleinzahler
When you read Breath, by Robert VanderMolen, prepare to be surprised, delighted, and unsettled... -- Richard Tillinghast
About the Author
Robert VanderMolen has been publishing poems in periodicals as Caliban, Cincinnati Poetry Review, Epoch, Grand Street, Parnassus, and Sulfur since the mid-1960's. Previous collections of include Peaches (Skybooks), Circumstances, and The Pavilion (both from Sumac Press). As a rule, four times a year he heads up to a cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for extended stays. VanderMolen lives with his wife and two sons in Grand Rapids, Michigan.