Distinguished poet and man of letters Miller has a light touch yet writes of deep emotions. His streamlined poems are warm and caressing, and he is adept at composing sexy little lyrics. But Miller's point of view is world-embracing, and he writes with similar intimacy about the Middle East and terrorism. He envisions Rosa Parks on a bombed-out bus in Jerusalem in one poem, and enters the mind of a suicide bomber in another. Then he gets to the crux of the cultural conflict we find ourselves enmeshed in, in a series of lithe poems about a young black boy who befriends a young Muslim boy, poems that manage to be at once funny and piercing. Donna SeamanCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
"On nights when we don't make love, it might be helpful to have some of E. Ethelbert Miller's alluring and captivating poems nearby. As intimate as they are seductive, come to think of it, they should be just as enticing, even on nights when we do make love."-Edwidge Danticat, author of Breath, Eyes, Memory
"E. Ethelbert Miller has always been a Gandhi in our national literary world, and here his poetry matures at that bloody and bluesy crossroads where all his earlier poems spent their youth, their lives: love and poltiics. These poems move like the movies and are moving, in their exacting emotional turns. They are also a great retrieval for the poetry of voice."
—Liam Rector, author of American Prodigal