This is from a David Kirby review of the latest book of poems by Yusef Komunyakaa:
In A Few Good Voices in My Head, writer and critic Ted Solotaroff says that a piece of writing is often a writer’s “only way to organize and to some extent comprehend life’s fullness and perplexity.” I love that phrase “to some extent.” A piece of writing that led to complete comprehension would turn us all into mute mystics. Isn’t being organized and partly enlightened enough — isn’t it plenty?
Kirby calls the Komunyakaa book "beautiful and hard, too. ... Komunyakaa is not dealing in easy truths."