captures a rare emotional authenticity and realism attained
by few authors .... the piece is a testament to Robert
to craft a truly honest and
powerfully real work of fiction.
Stewart, on Left
in Review of Contemporary Fiction
Buckeye’s work—whether he deals with intimate or
far-flung geography—has an edge to it, an incisive lyric
very much his own. The voice has
pace, rhythm, force.
summations of the time the nation went off a cliff. And its
replay in micro and macro-cosms. One’s personal
story mixed in with the impossibility of story, per se, but
the way in which we look at the face of fate as well as the
shadow cast by what that fate might be or have been.
the center of Buckeye’s clear, direct prose is moral
All his life, from Cleveland to Bratislava, he has
been measuring the material world from the body out. It is
this rare combination of moral memory and materialism that
makes Buckeye’s writing so compelling.
may have to keep reminding yourself
it’s not poetry
… because it is so surely lyrical,
so rich with