“The poems of Richard Krawiec are not unflinching. The things they discover, observe, and reveal might cause anyone to flinch. But this poet does not avert his gaze; he sees and endures and at last achieves a dearly bought and perhaps unexpected grace. I admire this collection enormously because I never doubted, always thinking, ‘Yes, this is how it must have been.’ Powerful experiences powerfully rendered with an art that seems almost casual. I salute this high, rude accomplishment.”
–Fred Chappell, former North Carolina Poet Laureate and author of Shadow Box: Poems
Available from Press 53.