Praise for Just Once: New and Previous Poems
Selected by Naomi Shihab Nye as the Winner of the 2003 Maurice English Poetry Award
One relishes his jauntiness, his ever-varied grammatical attack, and the wiry suppleness of his phrasing.
A voice like his is badly needed in our time for its clarity…its sense of mystery and transcendence.
—The Laurel Review
Sam Hazo has perfect pitch, taking experiences of everyday life and translating them into songs at once familiar and surprising.