“Like his mentor Jose Garcia Villa, John Edwin Cowen is a brave poet. He takes poetic risks with language and the result is often a beautiful flower behind the barbed wire of craftsmanship. I love the variety of poems in Mathematics of Love and the charged-up voice that powers all the work. He can be tender, challenging, energetic, and as complex musically as Villa and his other love, Dylan Thomas.
I recommend this book to all those who care about poetry and who care about the human spirit.”
—Peter Thabit Jones, Welsh poet, Founder and Editor of THE SEVENTH QUARRY—Swansea Poetry Magazine