Third Place, The Marianne Bluger Biennial Awards, 2024

‚Äč   A new book by George Swede is cause for heightened anticipation, if  not rejoicing. (Vicki McCullough, Haiku Canada Review, 2023, 17:1)

   Descriptions of the here and now that offer readers a new, deeper, recognition of our relationship with nature and ourselves. (Anna Yin, Verse Afire, Jan., 2023)

   Swede is always an enjoyable read. (Paul Miller, (Modern Haiku, 2023, 54.1)

   It was an honour and pure pleasure to review such a poetry gem and if you are curious, just like I was, to find out what the haiku trinity is and what lies beyond, pick up this book and start reading. (Iliyana Stoyanova, (Blithe Spirit, 2023, 33:1) 

   I am happy enough with the first three sections. (Laurie D. Morrissey, (Frogpond, 2023, 46:1)

   Overall, a strong and stimulating collection. (Tim Murphy, Presence, Issue 75)