Not sure what I think of this. There's certainly some interesting poetry in here. A lot of it is terribly obscure, to me, but a big plus is that Webb pays attention to rhythm and sound more than a lot of free verse does nowadays. She writes a lot about other poets, writers, artists (an academic trait?) References to astronomy and biology suggest an interest in the sciences -- I like that. "The Time of Man" cites Natural Selection, but in order to say what, I really have no idea. Some things in the book seem clicheed to me, but there's enough to keep me reading.