"...a great writer.... A great read for lovers, lovers of poetry and those with an interest in philosophy." - Kirkus Indie Book Review
"Montney's...insights into the psyche of love are a success...." - Indie Literature Now
"[T]he universality...overall will widely appeal to readers...." - The US Review of Books
"...a collection that should be sought itself." - Margaret Lane, Midwest Book Review
"...takes the reader on a journey in which the speaker evolves...." - Natasha Lee, (San Francisco) Sunset Beacon
"...sure to find an audience in the literary circuit because there is so much symbolism." - Gary Roen, Midwest Book Review
"'The Arrival,'...with a clever nod to Jane Austen....alone is a very worthwhile selection."-San Francisco Book Review
"...I became deeply involved...that love is not just a statement...."- Lisa M., Readers Favorite Book Reviews
"Even after 82 pages,...leaves you wanting more."- Cheri C., Amazon Five Star Customer Review
"question...interesting...? Marvin Richard Montney How does the reader-initiate start out her or his journey, and end it? Are the changes or transformations substantive, or on a merely hedonistic, experiential level only? What is the substance or content of the book's 'mysticism'?"-Author Interview by Albert Robbins III, Free Book Reviews
"poetry that is of the first class. ...an audacious undertaking but one at which Mr. Montney artfully succeeds."--20th Annual  Writer's Digest Book Awards, Judge 24, January 16, 2013
"...his ideas & actual lived life into lyrics that are inventive & inspiring."--20th Annual  Writer's Digest Book Awards, Judge 62, November 16, 2012
From the Author
No exaggeration, it did take me forty years to write this book.
It was a joy writing it for me to focus my collection on love, a theme also of my novels, plays and memoir.
I invite my reader sojourner-prodigal-initiate in with a selection from this book: "Misty morning encounter": Before she unstrapped hers/she barked, "Have you a dog?"/and I, approaching, snapped/"No, Ma'am, I'm walking me."