"....a wise and beautiful book that deserves consideration for all of this year's top poetry prizes." -- Daniel Donaghy
A work of brilliant economy and focus, of grace and understanding... -- The Journal, Summer 2007
Beneath the mix of reverie and rawness, there is a true vulnerability rarely achieved in American poetry today. -- Review Revue, April 2007
These finely honed lyrics serve as insightful meditations on perseverance, responsibility, and love at the turn of the 21st century. -- PoetLore, Fall/Winter 2006
We are grateful to Bruce Weigl for the gift of his nationally recognized talents. -- The Morning Journal, November 2006
About the Author
Brian Barker holds degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University, and University of Houston. Widely published in literary journals, he taught at the University of Houston and with Writers in the Schools. Now Assistant Director of The Center for the Literary Arts at the University of Missouri and managing editor of the journal Center, he lives in Columbia, Missouri .