Looking for a Sign in the West


Looking for a Sign in the West
by Peter Tuttle
Published by Back Shore Writers' Collaborative
P.O. Box 211, Gloucester, MA 01931-0211
Tel. 978-283-4582
208 pages, paperbound, 1st edition 2003
ISBN: 0-9670981-2-2

I liked Looking for a Sign in the West. I think it is distinctive work.
-LARRY McMuRTRY. Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lonesome Dove

I have just reread Looking for a Sign in the West and it has not lost its luster. Its people and places are revealed in striking particulars, in verse with an irresistible forward impetus. The poem is a very, very good read.
-GEORGE STADE, Columbia University professor of English and Comparative Literature

The poetry (of Looking for a Sign in the West) seems splendid and it convinces one your life with Edie has been triumphant.
-QUENTIN ANDERSON, Columbia University professor emeritus of American Literature

I love the book. You have a road book, a book of an American journey, which I suppose is the essential American book-the essential American form-and yet you make it so much yours-and Edie's-that you renew the form itself, making it new.
-PETER ANASTAS, author of At the Cut and Maximus to Gloucester

I just finished Looking for a Sign...and I sit here smiling and feeling good all over, thinking that I've just had the trip of trips and visited some rather wonderful places and people.
-ROGER MARTIN, poet laureate emeritus of Rockport, Massachusetts