Poetry. "In these sculptured and tender poems, Carolyn Grassi looks beyond the disturbances and incongruities of life to the beauty and glory that sustain the world. With sympathy, generosity, and emotional richness, she remembers and celebrates the sacred in people she's loved and places she's been, finding even in disappointment and loss continuing points of contact with the divine. TRANSPARENCIES is a thoughtful, significant collection of poetry." Diane Middlebrook writes "Grassi's book is a work of great sensuous intensity . . . transmuting the erotic love that haunts her poems." John Ashbery comments "I like these poems a lot. They are clear and refreshing."