You Won’t Need That – by Robert Gregory
The dark trees of midnight have always been as central to Robert Gregory’s poems as the flowers in the garden are in James Schuyler’s. I’ve always thought of Gregory as a solitary walker whose sharp eye never misses a fleeting shadow, a hidden bird, the barest hint of moonlight through clouds. In You Won’t Need That, all those elements remain, but they’ve expanded into a poetry that is more emotive, more surreal, where smoke can speak and trees are gods. Take that walk with gregory and you’ll find, when dawn breaks, nothing is quite the same. -Robert Hershon
Robert Gregory is a different sort of guide. The country he travels hasn’t yet been mapped, it is, in fact, coming into being as he speaks. It is not inappropriate to proceed backwards on the terrain of Mr. Gregory’s work, which is accessible from any direction… -Andrei Cordrescu
He feels to me like a writer in that great tradition of scientist/poets that culture has always so consistently produced… -Elizabeth Myhr, The Raven Chronicles
You Won’t Need That is in the Surrealist Poetry Series. Chapbooks in this series can be purchased here.