This is poet Todd McCarty’s first published collection, & it is a blast. The poems are very tight, tough, and somehow transcendent. Deftly negotiating unexpected hairpin turns as they skid from humor to tenderness to simple awestruck wonder, these lyrics confidently claim that rare place between language & thought, as poetry should. Dig the music & the measure, as the strange, the familiar, & the inevitable collide, bouncing off each other in ways you never thought possible.
Do yourself a favor & get a copy from Blue Press today.