Gnawing on a Thin Man – by Ray Amorosi
by Ray Amorosi
You can feel these stirring, whirl-winding poems, each echoing each, bits and pieces surfacing here, disappearing there, only to resurface, thrillingly unexpectedly, spinning you around again. “One thing leads to another” and another and another; and when at the end you’re “on (your) knees, right ear to the ground,” the rumbling below is palpable. Don’t bother packing a lunch: the larder is brimming. you’ll soon be gnawing away like a beaver. The marrow of these poems is all the nourishment you need. Maybe toss one or two to the dogs outside. They’ll “bark softer, they’re silvering.” If I were still teaching, this “fluent” collection would be required reading. Very few poets can write poems like Amorosi’s, in which “mercy and truth are met together and kiss.” -Stuart Friebert
Gnawing on a Thin Man is in the Surrealist Poetry Series. Chapbooks in this series can be purchased here.