NEWEST REVIEW OF THIS BRIGHTER PRISON

. . . Perhaps what is so appealing about Connelly’s poems is that they present so clearly the impression of a haunted person, moving warily between the perceptions of the moment and the memories of the past, recognizing that a change of vista does not eliminate memory. Connelly’s poems are evidence that the inability to express oneself is not a failure of the language but the failure of most of us to have the vision and the command of language to make such expression possible. Instead of contemplating the meaning of meaning, Connelly write poems that appeal to all the faculties.

-NeWest Review, Winter 1994/1995