by Diane Ward
"Reading Ward and other 'logo-scientists' is to become a participant in adynamic building up and tearing down of language and idea rather than asilent witness to the slick rendering of the poet's personal experience."
- Kenneth Funsten, Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Diane Ward is among those rare poets, who have found new ways to address the political in lyric forms, creating a body of verse which opens the politics of language and consciousness to us rather than assuming to instruct."
- A. L. Nielsen
"Ward's poems are lucid short stories of relationships in urban life. Their urge is toward meaning while she creates meaning like bright beads separated by space in looping arcs across the gap."
- Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
"Brilliantly explores relations of power, systems, and victims; themind's continuous turning without an axis; the body's responses to forced or conditional stimuli . . . a kind of guidebook through the workings of the psyche."
- Dodie Bellamy
Publication date: September 1995