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In the opening poem of this sprawling collection, John F. Buckley and Martin Ott pose a beguiling question: What if poets had discovered America? The ensuing pages provide an answer of sorts, as the authors go on a freewheeling trek … Continue reading
Associate Poetry Editor of Switchback, John Gibbs, has provided us with a splendidly thoughtful and gracious review. We’re honored to receive such attention.
We’ve received blurbs from a number of litterateurs, but this is our first unsolicited review: Joanne Mallari has evaluated Poets’ Guide to America for the website Bookin’ with Sunny. She seems to like it, which is great. Thank you, Ms. … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
In a scene oversaturated with trite, predictable fluff, it is refreshing to see challenging work of this caliber. I appreciate the ambition, scope and fantastic weirdness of this collection. -Jaimes Palacio, author of Stuck in the Middle and Bad Chicken
John F. Buckley and Martin Ott allow the reader to ride shotgun on a poetic trip throughout America. It is an America where the songs of aw shucks small-town values register as loudly as the burgeoning metropolis. Their journey is … Continue reading