He is not George Herbert--which of us is?--but the steady and appetitive gaze he brings to experience, his way of looking at and through the phenomena of this world for evidence of order or grounds for faith reminds me of Herbert's intensity, and this is a rare and excellent thing. Richard Spilman's poetry is worth our attention, and his Suspension will be, I suspect, a collector's item. --David R. Slavitt
About the Author
Richard Spilman was born and raised in Normal, Illinois. He spent ten years in San Fransisco before returning to school and now lives in Wichita, Kansas, with his wife, Joan, also a writer. His collection of short stories, Hot Fudge, was a New York Times Notable Book in 1990. He teaches at Wichita State University.