Traveling from the rural Midwest and Chicago to the outposts of Cornwall and Guangzhou, William Olsen searches for the miracle of wholeness in small details. An urgency inhabits his poems as they lament and protest a pandemic disrespect for all things natural and the replacement of such with material progress. It is his distinct awe for our universe that offers hope for retrieving all that is being lost.
--Beckian Fritz Goldberg, author of Never Be the Horse
--David Wojahn, author of Strange Good Fortune
--Alane Rollings, author of The Logic of Opposites
"Ravishingly visual and evocatively metaphysical, Olsen's poems illuminate unity in the universe, wildness in the heart." --Booklist