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"Ultimately, this book about love and loss becomes a celebration and an expression of gratitude. No more stirring tribute to the power of another in our life, to a relationship, to love, has been written. Nor has there been anything more helpful for any who face the prospect of living with a loved one's dying. Moran has achieved these most poetic of ambitions, catharsis and relevance, transforming his life into art that is transformative for the rest of us."
"When I'm reading these poems again, I always think I like the ones in Part II the best. Then I get to Part III and think, oh no, these are the best. I can't yet make up my mind—and I am glad I don't have to: they're really wonderful poems."
"The poems are lovely, wistful, clear-eyed, evocative, wry, surprising."
The Tree in the Mind is the fifth installment in a series of poetry collections Ronald Moran has published with CUP. The others are
- Saying These Things (2004)
- The Blurring of Time (2007)
- Waiting (2009)
- The Jane Poems (2011)
- Eye of the World (2016)
Copyright Clemson University 2014.