If I Never Say More is a walk on the high ground of contemporary poetry. Its imagery summons the music of midnight and opens the windows of memory. By a writer who is both artist and philosopher, you are propelled through emotional experience and intellectual challenge with a force that dares you to put down the book. Sometimes you will recognize what you have thought but not expressed. Often you will find totally new views of familiar subjects. You will be rocked in the warm arms of remembered tenderness and jolted by the cold blast of unmasked truth. And when you have finished If I Never Say More, you will be asking for more.