Jason Herouxauthor of the poetry collection Emergency Hallelujah (Mansfield Press) and the novella Good Evening, Central Laundromat (Quattro Books)
If you boiled the world in a pot, the steam would resemble Bruce Kauffman’s poetry. Personal. Universal. Elegiac. Prayerful. The poems in this book are timeless mirrors reflecting a world that belongs to everyone, a world stripped down to its spiritual bones.
Jeanette Lynesauthor of The New Blue Distance, The Factory Voice and 5 collections of poetry
The Texture of Days In Leaf and Ash - Here is a poet who pays rapt attention to both the agony and ecstasy of being alive, who hears not only “crystalline echoes/of empty hearts/calling,” but also gazes with wonder at the “multicoloured forest/of mirror/and glass.” Bruce Kauffman doesn’t establish his voice as a grand authority, but rather, as a seeker, a sojourner; his is a poetry ...
Sandra Ridleyauthor of Fallout, winner of the 2010 Saskatchewan Book Award for Publishing, and Post-Apothecary (2011)
The Texture of Day In Leaf and Ash - There is a quiet grace and a persistent fierceness at work in Bruce Kauffman’s first full length collection of poetry. Grounded in the contemplative tradition, each poem serves as a way-marker along a desire-line. Kauffman’s voice is intimate and direct, perceptive and guiding—there is a real honesty here.