"A book full of
hard life, hard feeling and hard thought, yet lyrical in its hardness.
Hall mixes his vocabularies, ideational to sensual, with consummate
skill in forms that have their own hardness too, a combination of
free syntax and somewhat traditional prosody. His book has given me
--Hayden Carruth, The Nation
"these poems show an extraordinayr merging of the animate
and the nonhuman. This creative merging--a sudden reorientation of
one's self in the irrational alien world-explodes into unfamiliar
--Frank Allen, Gargoyle
"He tells us something we need not have thought, but that
we have felt ... an essential task of poetry."
--Jim Hanson, Poetry Project Newsletter
"...harsh reality crafted into poetry"