BOOKS

HAIKU D’ETAT

Poems of social commentary. Cover image by Ryan Shaffer, book design by Mireille Schwartz. Read samples herehere, and here. Published by Omerta Publications, San Francisco, 2013, 25 pages, $15.50

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I’m digging the punchy, propulsive energy of your lines.

– Michael Slosek

I’d venture to say that no other poet is making what you’re making, no one I know of anyway: analytical busts w/ big slashes of paint still sticky on the sides. Your palette is curbside sunset, but the matter is all brittle high-heel clicks and open books in warm lamplight (from vanished Mission cafes).

– Julien Poirier


STANCES

Sonnets. Hand-sewn in letterpress wrappers, with a frontispiece by James Perry. Read samples here and here. Published by The Bird and Beckett Cultural Legacy Project, San Francisco, 2012, 45 pages, $7.50

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I love their stance as anti-sonnets, sonnet-installations where the language is kaleidoscopic and refracted.

– Christopher Kondrich

It’s amazing, the breadth of your cultural intake. The poems are erudite, without being elitist. It’s such a natural exploration into the responsibility a poet undertakes in choosing our art.

– Jesse Morse