From the PoetryFoundation.org website, the “Harriet” blog, comes this comment from poet Emily Warn:
This summer only a lucky few—those with review copies—can read a collaboration between poet Rodger Kamenetz and visual artist Michael Hafftka, To Die Next To You. The poems are associative and strange, shaped by a dream logic held together by an inquiring, attuned narrator. While many such collaborations steer clear of the visual art interpreting the poetry, this one doesn’t— to great effect. There’s a resonance between the drawings and poems perhaps because the subject matter allows for many layers of interpretation. The work arose initially out of Rodger Kamenetz’s immersion in archetypal dreamwork, which he has recounted in a prose book The History of Last Night’s Dream (2007). This book will be available in October.