Holden's previous collections have garnered critical acclaim: Design for a House won the Devins Award in 1972, and Leverage was the Associated Writing Program's selection in poetry in 1983. Winner of the 1985 Juniper Prize, The Names of the Rapids continues to show Holden a master of the neorealistic poem who mines the ordinary, quotidian world and nuances of emotion for their depth of meaning. There are wonderful transformations here. Holden approaches his surroundings with seriousness, ``with wholly open eyes,'' as he reminds us that language allows us to order our often chaotic and senseless world. Holden's voice is an important one, one we will be listening to for years to come. Highly recommended for contemporary poetry and large collections. Thom Tammaro, Multidisciplinary Studies, Moorhead St. Univ., Minn.