A poet examines his life: what he's been dealt, what he's chosen, the workings of history with personal griefs and delights, 'amnesty' of an uneasy coming-to-terms with self and others, being his muse. There's a macabre wit, masculine vulnerability, and soul-conflict in the best of these poems, adding up to a very strong book. -- Adrienne Rich
Doren Robbins is the author of two collections of poetry, Driving Face Down (winner of the Blue Lynx Poetry Award) and My Piece of the Puzzle (awarded the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Poetry Award), and an experimental fiction collection, Parking Lot Mood Swing: Autobiographical Monologues and Prose Poetry. After twenty years traveling, working mostly as a broiler chef and a carpenter, he became a teacher of English and creative writing at Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California.