"Someone clever, passionate, and heartbroken comes very near us, and I think it is Ovid. I found it impossible to stop reading these poems. And poems they are." -- Richard Wilbur.
Slavitt is an American poet and a slyly sophisticated novelist. In his free renderings, Ovid leaps to live: a very modern, urbane, plaintive man protesting his exile from Rome... This is grand stuff. * Newsweek *