USPOCO BOOKS is proud to present, as the second selection in its exciting line of first books, The New American Poetry Series: SONGS FOR MARGARET CRAVENS. Congratulations to Chris Wong on this striking first book. In a formal style uniquely his own, Wong demonstrates rare confidence, and welcome sincerity, in a one of a kind exploration into the psyche of a poet, Ezra Pound, and into the world the poet inhabits briefly with his companion, Margaret Cravens. In his engaging book-length poem, comprised entirely of fresh and artful quatrains, Wong enters the space, time and mind of one of America's most influential poets. Not since Plato, has a student so skillfully depicted his master performing thought and deed in the development of the master’s craft. Chris Wong's poem speaks for itself with quiet confidence, and for a new generation of poets, in these resounding, insistent songs. You will surely find yourself repeating its tender questions long after the book is closed.