"The late Seventies was a low point in civilization, but out of the pot-smoke and beads emerged this austerely beautiful breviary, this illuminated manuscript. Nothing happens in these poems; there are no people. An eye slowly opens and closes. Everything transpires inside a sensibility....But my admiration for these poems has only increased over the span of a quarter-century since I first read them, slack-jawed. They are the Bhudda's smile, the dolphins teeth, the galaxy's whirr, the coins on the eyes of the dead. And they're hunting for God, a stern principle and hot desire, both of which elude him."Wright, Charles is the author of 'Country Music Selected and Early Poems', published 1991 under ISBN 9780819512017 and ISBN 081951201X.