“Ryan W. Bradley and David Tomaloff’s You Are Jaguar, the first title from Artistically Declined Press’s Twin Antlers imprint, is such a work, a disarming, intensely self-aware tangle of dueling verse that is not only a testament to the convergence of two distinct, exceptionally talented poetic voices, but also to the process itself, a primal hymn where the need for inclusion is extolled as the greatest of virtues. Truly sanguineous indeed.” —From Chris Vola’s review of YOU ARE JAGUAR at Outside Writers
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Specter has published my review of Robert Kloss’s Nephew title, HOW THE DAYS OF LOVE & DIPHTHERIA.
“…a dense canvas of a particularly dark and intense kind. Its pages are rife with death and disease; with flesh and with fire; with ghosts and distrust; with the weight of destruction, longing, suffering, and absolute love in the face of all of this, coexistent on every page.”
In his most recent blog post, Ben Tanzer says kind things about my latest NAP chapbook, A SOFT THAT TOUCHES DOWN &REMOVES ITSELF. Also featured is a chapbook by Greg Santos that I have not yet read, but I will be sure to remedy that situation in the near future. I suggest you join me. Thanks, Ben, for both the kindness and the recommendation!
“David Tomaloff’s A SOFT THAT TOUCHES DOWN &REMOVES ITSELF is an elegy to a place where the heart’s foibles are lain to tremor, dream-sore: “that things should not escape/doesn’t always mean they don’t”. Prickly-smooth verses skirt the he-said-she wreckage of rebel gardens and cheating mimes, any talisman to pluck at the wane of domestic blear and the wax of sublime synaptic gappery. Love-as-pipe-bomb, nice touch.”
My gratitude to Mr. Vola and to Deadly Chaps head assassin, Joseph Quintela!