Reign of Snakes by Robert Wrigley

Issue #79
Fall 1999

Philip Levine recommends
Reign of Snakes, poems by Robert Wrigley: “Robert Wrigley has been a fine poet through four previous books; his last,
In the Bank of the Beautiful Sins, was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Prize. In this new book he has become someone else, someone who has wandered into a ferocious cave of the natural world and suddenly sees his life, and ours as well, in bold and undreamed of colors. It’s almost as though the veil has been lifted from his eyes, and the glorious and terrifying truths have been revealed in poems that are at once majestic and personal.” (Penguin)