The Waters Under the Earth
"Siegels imagination is excited by the nonhuman world, and he writes about plants and animals with surprising immediacy . A compassionate observer...he looks at them as mysterious and wonderful signs of a greater order."
-Dana Gioia, in Poetry
The London Times LS described Robert Siegels poetry as unpretentious versatility like returning to the mainland after a tour of the islands. In this latest collection of poems, Siegel brings his remarkable range and technical mastery to bear on the mysteries of creationwolves, slugs, moles, fireworks, mowingall through a haunting a weave of mythical themes.