The tag-team poetry of John F. Buckley and Martin Ott is as much a kin to the works of John Ashbery and Edward Field as it is to the radio skits of George Burns and Gracie Allen. In Poets’ Guide to America, Buckley and Ott use satire and irony to follow a folded roadmap across the fractured wholeness of our poetry landscape. Their euphonious cacophony of wordplay, ingenious turn-of-the-phrase concoctions and steady stream of pop/cross culture references create an erudite mix of levelheaded nonsense and harebrained smarts. Think Wheeler and Woolsey with MFAs collaborating on a book of poems: serious art that is nothing short of funny.
-Paul Fericano, author of Sinatra, Sinatra and editor of Stoogism Anthology