I've read a lot of poetry over the years, including in poetry workshops and critique sessions, and I have to say...the poems in this book are among the worst I've experienced. They are overwritten, pretentious, full of abstractions and nonsensical phrases/pairings of words. There is no attempt to dig beneath the surface, explore relationships in new ways, or work with words in images in new and engaging manner. I can't recommend this book to anyone, except as an example of how not to write. If I could give it zero stars, I would.