July 30, 2012
River Falls Journal: Sutter is "A blunt, dazzling wordsmith"
Dave Wood, former vice-president of the National Book Critics Circle and a columnist for River Falls Journal, is calling Barton Sutter’s The Reindeer Camps “a breath of fresh air in the poetry world.” Citing Sutter’s playful mastery of more traditional style, Wood chose Sutter’s latest work as a representation of excellent poetry on a national scale. The first Poet Laureate of Duluth, Sutter has crafted what is in Wood’s eyes, “a cornucopia of razzle-dazzle old fashioned word-smithery.”
From “A Mighty Fortress” -The Reindeer Camps
“We drove away through the falling snow.
I heard the tires hiss–
the Serpent… or the vicious god
Responsible for this.”