Carol Muske's tautly phrased, muted, highly condensed and vibrant poems are distinguised by the delicacy of their feeling, the subtlety of their wit and especially by their ability to present the ordinary events of life. . . .as if they were being experienced for the first time." -Marjorie Perloff"I admire enormously the power and beauty the bright, clear language gives Carol Muske's new poems. . . .it is the poet's characted which shows and at times even shines through the language into the poems. . . .it is hard to believe most poems these days; most poems any time, probably. Not these.