Robert VanderMolen is a born storyteller. In his narrative poems, it is not uncommon for someone to lose a thread or to lose direction entirely. VanderMolen says that he observes the world. And while this is no doubt true, it is equally true that he creates the world he portrays in his poems. He is like a guide to a world we know well but can't quite see. And we are grateful for the light more flashlight than spotlight that he shines on scenes we would never see without him."

Water 2008, Michigan State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780870138461

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