Another thanks to Brian Blanchfield for his mention of Laodicea on the Drunken Boat Blog.

"An inventive, graceful, bodied first book, by a poet with a knack like Philip Whalen or—closer to home—Jonathan Williams for building poems out of at-hand detail and quick-take ventriloquy of ambient history and evangelism. And maybe, too, Muriel Rukeyser, her penchant for biographing in documentary poetry. The poet lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and among its complacencies and “unconsolidated orderliness,” so does his springy, erotic, reparative sentence-work, remarkable in places."

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