Naomi Shihab Nye writes, “In Back Room at the Philosophers' Club, Christopher Buckley's gift for wide-ranging thinking meshes so gracefully with lovingly tender details, he feels like a companion voice for all time—a Hikmet, a Neruda, yes. ‘I am rich in all the residual benefits due me / from the air…’ and we are rich too, caught up in a spell of unfolding images, an arc of compelling music, and his passionate care for what we can and cannot change. These incredibly generous poems are challenging and comforting at once, thanks to Buckley's brilliant ability to consider, contain, and invoke in a way that includes us all."
His 20th collection of poetry, Back Room at the Philosophers’ Club evidences Buckley’s continued and rightfully-earned place in American letters.
Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press