"With my eyes closed, I might have guessed a collaboration between William Empson and Noel Coward. But of course no one could have made up Turner Cassity but himself. The man is a wizard. In these new poems, each as clear and mysterious as crystal, he has conjured all sorts of miniature wonders and nasty home truths. It is the devil's own sorcery-and pure enchantment."-J. D. McClatchy
Turner Cassity was born in 1929 in Jackson, Mississippi. He attended Millsaps College, Stanford University, and Columbia University before receiving his education in the U.S. Army and the South African Civil Service. Mr. Cassity is currently catalog librarian at the R. W. Woodruff Library, Emory University.