Toi Derricotte

“Honest, fine-honed, deceptively simple. . . deadly accurate, 'more merciless to herself than history,' Toi Derricotte's poems are as unique as her point of view. And it is the specificity, the fine observation of that viewpoint...which makes it at once accessible and revelatory to readers, whatever their origins, whatever their preconceptions of the possibilities of poetry." —Marilyn Hacker