“I like his commitment to the poetics of clarity. Things are said straight in these poems.” — Bruce Weigl, Pulitzer Prize nominee, winner of two Pushcart Prizes, and author of The Abundance of Nothing.
“He charms the reader with imagery and wry humor. Heart Murmurs is a very welcome collection from a confident, compelling poet.” — Beth Ann Fennelly, Poet Laureate of Mississippi, Pushcart Prize winner, and author of Unmentionables.
“A far-ranging view of life that feels hard-earned and complete.” — Elton Glaser, recipient of the Arkansas Poetry Award, and author of The Law of Falling Bodies.
“These are poems that do not expect miracles, but wish them for us all the same.” — Lou Suarez, Red Mountain Award winner, and author of Traveler.