"Edward Lynskey has given the force of his fine talent and the strong faith of his poetry, to the people of this world... And the poems bountifully reward his readers." -Fred Chappell, University of North Carolina, Greensboro. "It is good to have these poems. Lynskey is well worth reading, and the best poems in this volume leave the reader looking forward to the next." -O. B. Hardison, Small Press Review. "The title poems reveal Lynskey's gift in what he does best: seeing beauty in the ugly, putting the job, the ordinary work, within a context of wonder and ritual." -Shelby Stephenson, The Pilot, North Carolina.