New from Cultural Society: That Abrupt Here by Joel Bettridge
THAT ABRUPT HERE is as desperate and as alive as a first-time skydiver. I love it for its manic hospitality, its teary smirk, its warm and unforgettable hum. This book thinks my heart in. — Graham Foust
Joel Bettridge's meticulous enumeration of the present is an implicit argument for poetry as seeing. His phrases are not so much written as carved into precise optical instruments that draw light from the fine detail of the daily, which for him extends seamlessly from the most intimate moments to the most global events. He makes this great range immediate, and he makes it matter. — Cole Swensen
59 pp | Paperback | $12.00 | ISBN 0-9773401-1-2
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