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Review: Lorna Crozier on The Survival Rate of Butterflies in the Wild

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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By: Lorna Crozier

When one of her former students gave Lorna Crozier a copy of The Survival Rate of Butterflies in the Wild by Murray Reiss she was both moved an astounded by the book. She recently wrote to Hagios Press and Murray Reiss with this response...

“I’m stunned with the magnificence of the poetry in The Survival Rate of Butterflies in the Wild by Murray Reiss. He has found a way to look at an age-old subject in a startling new way. His images, his images! Reiss’s control of the form including a craftsmen-like skill with the line structure, his lack of sentimentality, the depth of feeling, I could go on and on. “My Grandmother’s Hair”—what Reiss accomplishes in such a few lines. This is a heartbreakingly beautiful book of poems.”

URL: www.hagiospress.com/books/detail/bones-in-their-wings-ghazals

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