"One of the most distinctive writers of our time."—David Mason, The Hudson Review
"The most interesting American poet writing today, the least predictable and most challenging."—David Caplan, Pleiades
Our work (as writers) is not the pursuit of fame and fortune, not self-expression, not creativity, not therapy, not publication, unless and exactly insofar as those further rational discourse. Our work is to recognize and declare the equal standing of all persons before the truth.
In his explorations into matters both minute and vast, H.L. Hix further enriches the poetic discourse through this distinctive, lucid volume.
H.L. Hix, recipient of an NEA fellowship and the T.S. Eliot Prize, is the author of nine previous volumes of poetry and five nonfiction collections. Chromatic was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award.