"Clif Ross is among the most highly respected activists of the Left Coast... His own poetry, a generation of works, is here warmly presented in the context of a maturation of tone and voice that is quietly remarkable—and very much like himself. Ross is a fusion of a lyric realism and the power of metaphor. His voice isn't of the plosive kind. He writes an organic lyric, resisting any attempt on the part of the 'Poet' in himself to overcome himself by a kind of verbal oblivion. His poems are expressions of his determination that friendship triumphs through beautiful communications that make one feel solidarity without feeling one's being indoctrinated or recruited."—Jack Hirschman, Poet Laureate of San Francisco, from the introduction to the English edition.
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