"Tough-minded and sparely written, the poems take their source from a clear
and calm intelligence that projects an aura of affirmation in the face of
suffering and loss. Fries is not content with the merely personal; his work
spins into wider worlds."
— Colette Inez
"Fries' poems, classical in feel, evoke through dramatic empathy a relaxed, sensual, detachment both exacting and diffuse—like a reflection in old mercury
glass. His greatest gifts reside in the spare measures of his language, the naturalness of his rhythms, and his unflinching blending of personal myth and real bone."
— Durham Independent Weekly
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