Reviews and Blurbs – Driving Late to the Party: The Kansas Poems

“This is the best book of poems about Kansas by a native Kansan that I have read since the poems of William Stafford, who, like Worley, found a world there, a Wichita vortex of human experience and mystery. Worley’s range of subject matter and tone is remarkable–brilliantly comic, wise, meditative, celebratory, and deeply sensitive, without sentimentality, to the dark passages of son, lover, and adventurer on the unmapped plains of young manhood. One waits a long time for poetry of such power and emotional precision, and I’m glad I found it.”

–B.H. Fairchild, Editors’ Shelf, Ploughshares, Winter 2013-14