From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
A first rate edition of Oppen's poetry. His poetry serves as a model of modernist ethics as well as aesthetics. --William Doreski"
Oppen s respect for the act of making, no matter how small, is at every moment palpable, and it infuses his work with sweetness that makes difficulty feel like life s reward. --James Longenbach"
Valuable. Davidson's selection...is excellent: his choice of material is judicious and representative, and thankfully accompanied by enlightening explanatory notes. --Eric Hoffman"
He again and again earns the reader's admiration, again and again directs us towards unexpected linguistic and sensory insights. --Marta Figlerowicz"