Reviews and Blurbs – The Other Heart

“Worley’s sensibility in this collection is fresh and moving. These poems are quiet, thoughtful meditations on emotional states and familial tensions—there is celebration, dread, and considerable humor. The persona is a sensitive man who examines things closely (some might say too closely for his own benefit), and who seems to want to learn how to live in the world in a way in which he can do more good than harm.”
–Gail Regier, The Florida Review

“Jeff Worley’s award-winning chapbook is a plain-spoken collection which nevertheless opens itself to mystery. In the most successful poems, the speaker enters this self-revealed mystery and is able to marvel at the little unnoticeables, the plain bits of the everyday humdrum.”
–Anna Vogt, Mikrokosmos