Poet of Reason
Mary Jo Salter rewards her readers with clarity and wit.
Sep 15, 2008, Vol. 14, No. 01 • By WYATT PRUNTY
Pete could give it a few more years, but who will not understand the way he feels?
Mary Jo Salter's humor complements her reason. The quiet skepticism of her vision is balanced by an imagination that lives in others,
A Phone Call to the Future is an impressive example of how much meaning there is for both parties in a call. This is a call worth taking.
Wyatt Prunty, Carlton professor of English at the University of the South (Sewanee), is the author, most recently, of Unarmed and Dangerous: New and Selected Poems.