Katherine Bailey of Bloomington writes:

At the top of my stack is Michael E. Murphy's "Songs of Crocus Hill," a collection of three dozen of his poems, each of which reveals a remarkable creative awareness. Many convey the very flavor of St. Paul.

My favorite is "Eveline," a memorial to his deceased mother underpinned with T.S. Eliot's celebrated opening to "The Wasteland" as well as Chaucer's hopeful attitude toward spring.

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