Mr Downing has only released one publication of his poetry to date, "Agate Passage." This slim volume contains some of the most touching and revealing poetry written in the English language. I'm quite sure that only his limited production of published poetry has kept him from being recognized as one of the stellar poets of his generation. "Agate Pasage" is a book to be cherished, read and re-read. "Agate Passage" is out of print and only an occasional volume finds it's way onto the used book market. If you discover a copy don't hesitate to buy it. E.Z.