"The sheer talent and skill of Philip Butera as a writer simply
can not be disputed. He is a language wizard when using the
written word to present imagery, ideas, and feelings that are
profound yet easily absorbed by the reader. Additionally, if poetry
is meant to be read aloud, Butera's work is satisfying indeed."
Salvatore Alessi, Adjunct Professor of Literature,
"Philip Butera glides, rides, manipulates, caresses, seduces, and
inhibits language. While his images and phrasing initially appear
complex and constant, he manages to be clear and concise with
both. To call him anything short of a verbal genius would be a
denial of his unparalleled"
ownership of the richest of all languages.
Kathleen Bryce Niles, Editor, Comstock Review