"The entire collection, though its constituent poems are reflective lyrics and philosophically and spiritually charged narratives, becomes a series of conversations on matters of the utmost importance, about which bewilderment is understandable." - Ray Olson, Booklist
"There is no better poet on the planet than David Ferry, and Bewilderment is his best book. For the music that only poetry can offer, for the acute sensation of time passing, for the feeling of life as an effect of absent causes, for the haunted house that is both the present moment and the language by which the present is expressed, the poems in Bewilderment cannot be beat. This book should be read in the same spirit by which it has been written: by heart." - Alan Shapiro
"Define 'great' however you like, David Ferry is a great poet. Everything in his new book, Bewilderment, rises above the plausible, the 'good writing' that wins the prizes, the aesthetic wrangles and period styles of the moment. This book powerfully projects what Wallace Stevens called 'a new knowledge of reality'one stricken by time, but timelessly achieved. I can't imagine the reader who wouldn't love this book." - Tom Sleigh
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