This poem means it is the End of Days, Sunshine--. We're all going to snuff it in the dark and when
we do, the angels will, like murder birds, descend on us from Heaven, our prayers still caught
in their teeth.
--from "What This Poem Means"
The painstaking work of two poet-scholars, the collection promises to be a crucial source text for scholars, a course text for students and a manual for seekers who wish to find prayers that fit their condition and cast of mind...a groundbreaking source for scholars and readers alike.
--The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Winner: 2014 National "Best Books" Award from USA Book News
"Despite the clutter of recent poetry contests, the Yale Series of Younger Poets remains the most prestigious, and Hopler's work is an excellent addition to a list that's included James Wright, Adrienne Rich, and Carolyn Forche."
"The best of these poems are truly stunning."
Winner: 2007 National “Best Books” Award from USA Book News
Winner: 2007 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award
Winner: 2006 Florida Book Award
Winner: 2006 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award
Winner: 2005 Yale Series of Younger Poets Award