"He has the grace to make his voyage into the eye of the world and back a communion for the reader. His is a poetry of such awe, a nearly orthodox Romantic ecstasy, that it verges on the plangent . . . Lieberman's poems look and act like Marianne Moore's syntactical precisions mated with Roethke's nervous green world of passion."—American Poetry Review
"In purpose and effect, Lieberman's writing is without boundary. Indeed, it's hard to name a more distinctive and original American poet working today."—Chicago Sun-Times
Laurence Lieberman is the author of fourteen books of poetry and three books of literary essays. He received a William Carlos Williams Citation from the Poetry Society of America. Founder and longtime editor of the Illinois Poetry Series (1971-2009), Lieberman is a professor emeritus of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.