These poems are powerful, moving an original. There is clarity, honesty and delightful quirkiness. He captures-he recaptures-the human situation. He is just as shocking, radical and aggravating, in his way, as language poets, for instance, are in theirs. He makes it almost possible-let me say possible-for a well-educated generalist to read poetry again. A lovely volume.�
Richard Cecil was born in Baltimore and attended school at the University fo Maryland, the University of Iowa, and Indiana University. His first book, Einstein's Brain, was published by the University of Utah press in 1986, and his poems have appeared widely in journals such as The American poetry Review, Southern Review, Poetry, Georgia Review, and Ploughshares. He currently teaches in the English Department and the Honors division of Indiana University in Bloomington, where he lives with his wife, the poet Maura Stanton, and their two cats, Olive and Oleander.