"It is in a Blakean sense of Contraries that Carolyn Kreiter-Kurylo titles her first book Contrary Visions... The people in a number of these poems are deaf or blind or infirm, but the poet knows the world is no less various and intense when the eye is lightless or the ear mute, and she intuits how the senses may complement and supplement each other... Kreiter-Kurylo's poems proclaim the beauty and abundance of this world of memory, history, art and music, of outcasts and exemplars and the fragile, natural economies they inhabit and as they do so, quietly they celebrate themselves. They are their own best source of wonder...."-Peter Klappert, George Mason University. Award Winner, Yale Series of Younger Poets. "The concern in these poems with the visual, with how artists see, is obvious and praiseworthy, but what strikes me even more forcefully is the variety of tones and sound effects that are available to this poet, whose ear is as keen as her eye. There is plenty of intelligent pleasure in this collection."- Henry Taylor, Pulitzer Prize Winner.