"Trust Rich, a clarion poet of conscience, to get the fractured timbre of the times just right."Booklist, starred review
Art and conviction have always mixed well in Rich's work-which is some accomplishment-but her recent Fox: Poems 1999-2000 seemed perhaps a bit mellower. With her newest collection, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, she's back in fighting form, decrying the "school among the ruins" in Baghdad and other calamities of the 21st century. (LJ 9/1/05) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.