Poetry. "Arg�elles's work deliberately reaches into areas of the mind most poets are unaware exists at all. Admittedly, his writing is often difficult, problematical, even at times maddening. It challenges our capacity to read it. This poet is like an explorer in some dark, chaotic, utterly chancy realm. You're never certain what you're going to get. But what he brings back is always, in Pound's phrase, news that stays news. The MADONNA SEPTET is an attempt by one of our finest to tell it all. For once, Arguelles is getting the space he needs to do it"--Jack Foley.