It takes a long haul to win that prize, and anyone who has done it is worth listening to. We are pleased to have her endorsement. Bruce Guernsey's poetry is deemed "amazing" by a proven winner.
Bruce Guernsey’s From Rain: Poems, 1970-2010 contains work from the poet’s four books and seven chapbooks, as well as new and uncollected poems—the volume abundant in lessons crafted within the contexts of family, of nature, and of the world at war. Guernsey remains keenly aware of the shifting place of the self within these various, volatile worlds, and, while understanding that all can “vanish at the flash of a shadow,” he never loses the capacity for seeing “the glass pure sky” of love and joy. From Rain is finally a beautifully mortised, cohesive whole, the collection very much like “this paper you touch, a metaphor for earth.” This truly is an amazing collection.Claudia EmersonWinner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry