by Rauan Klassnik
Paperback / 86p. / Poetry
Rauan Klassnik’s short, terse prose poems explode like pipe-bombs on every page of this debut. These violent and beautiful outbursts leave the reader staggering—wandering through the fragments of a brutal world that we can't turn away from or deny; instead we are implicated by it. Again and again these poems forcefully drive home a direct, unflinching, uncensored vision. Klassnik is able to love and hate at the same time—to cry and to sing—as his poems struggle toward redemption while slogging through blood.