Elizabeth Bishop, poet
"Brent Logan's poems are really fine; he has an idiom of his own.
He is light years ahead . . . ."
Rolfe Humphries, poet, translator
"Sophisticated rhythmically . . . astringent in their overall
effect. They have the intelligence I have come to expect from everything Brent Logan does."
David Wagoner, poet, novelist, Editor of Poetry Northwest, Professor of English, University of Washington
" . . . . the best sestina I've seen at the University of Iowa
Writers' Workshop ever. It's almost the sestina one feels Wallace Stevens should
George Starbuck, poet, former director of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, Professor of English, Boston University
"An impressive body of poetry . . . top quality. On a par with Emily Dickinson
at her best."
Lawrence Zillman, author, Professor of English, University of Washington
"Clearly a voice, and maybe even more voices than one . . . no small
feat and in an age when the lyric so often stoops to competence and nothing
Arthur Oberg, poet, Professor of English, University of Washington
"Reading Brent Logan's collection has had more impact than I have
time to tell. I have even found it seeping into my own work, transformed of course,
as a real influence. I would love to see it as a book, just as it is."
David Lenson, poet, editor of Panache
"I like what Brent Logan is doing."
Richard Kostelanetz, author, editor of Assembling