by Christopher Goodrich
Reviews and Features
"Like the strange and marvelous love child of James Tate and Mahatma
Ghandi, Chris Goodrich writes poems that list and bleat the and pierce
the tattered canopy. The awe and awfulness of the human condition
is at the core of this collection, what's "wretched and regal
and...desperately true" about us as we struggle to love each other and
ourselves against impossible odds. The world will ruin us, these
poems say. We will ruin each other beautifully: Neverthless,
"If you want to laugh out loud while simultaneously weeping silently,
read Chris Goodrich. If you want to meet a poet with far more than
his rightful share of wisdom and tenderness laced with iodine, Goodrich
is your man. Talk about love and marriage, in poetry that's
inventive, playful, and right on target about just how needy we all are?
Read this book for pure pleasure."
"Let me welcome a new poet who writes bravely from what he calls the
earth in one of the most tender voices I have heard in years. One
who understands, as he forgives."
Read more poetry from Christopher Goodrich on Verse Daily.
Nevertheless, Hello feature in Rattle
http://rattle.com/eissues/eIssue7.pdf (scroll down to pages 14-17)
Christopher Goodrich is the Poetry Editor and Co-creator of The Dirty Napkin, an online literary journal that publishes the best in fiction, poetry, and letters.
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