“Bly writes with a naturalist’s eye and sage view to derive permanent human emotions from natural beauty. . . . an honor to read.”
“How the End First Showed is not merely a collection of Nigerian poems, it is an effort to forge transnational literature.”
“The natural and gritty images paint dynamic landscapes that balance myth and reality.”
In the September 26, 2002, issue of The New York Review of Books, in an article rather marvelously entitled “The Queen of Quinkdom,” Margaret Atwood tackled Ursula K. Le Guin.
“littered with genuinely brilliant poems. They could lure disenchanted rationalists back to poetry. They might ignite a new movement in a culture. They are wonderful.”
“This is deep music and clear, as the poet carries us to those places in the heart that ground and guide us.
Reading Ezra Pound can be a demanding experience as he often slips into French, Spanish, Italian, or ancient Greek—using the Greek alphabet of course.