Read what Octavio Paz said about Richard Garcia's chap book:
"[Selected Poetry] impressed me so much that I re-read it two or three additional times. These successive readings, far from cooling my enthusiasm, made me discover fresh aspects of my own poetry, and gave me new reasons to say what I declare to you here: without a doubt, you are a true and authentic poet. Some of the poems are completely successful—at once intense and simple. Not all, clearly, have the same intensity—no poet can always equal himself—but the collection is admirable—the images, the emotion, the verbal economy, the tone (the words react—the images are seen)."
—Octavio Paz, Mexico City, 1978