Honestly, I was feeling kind of down the day Tom Crawford offered me my first book blurb. Wow, like Dinah Washington says in the song, what a difference a praise makes.
"What a surprise! Poetry that rightly deserves the
praise, by which I mean poetry that makes you forget you're reading poetry. How
refreshing. For far too many American poets, their poems are a glitter of
self-consciousness--the facile of the MFA crowd. This new collection by Mary
McCray should earn her a wide readership with its outer space leaps of
invention. Her ribald sense of humor. Grit. Originality. "
--Tom Crawford, Author of The Names of Birds, Wu Wei, and The Temple on Monday