Avocations Sam Hamill. Red Hen (CDC, dist.), $19.95 (248p) ISBN 978-1-59709-086-5
Who can match him for range, passion, and scholarship? What aspect of poetry from Zen aesthetics to political engagement hasn’t he pondered in a prose both lucid and serious? Fusing conscience and consciousness, Sam Hamill is our indispensable poet-critic and what he has to say is of utmost importance to all who care about poetry.