"The beast in the apartment is but 'a paper lion;' and the kisses one delivers in a poem, like the Marvellian sonnet that makes up one unnamed part of 'Rota Fortuna' are paper as well. But for all that, they are well made and worth savoring. This collection offers the riches of a mature poet's reflections on life and death, which cannot help but enrich our own lives as well."—New York Journal of Books
Tony Barnstone is a professor of English at Whittier College and the author of thirteen books, including Sad Jazz: Sonnets.