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Blurb – Michael Miller

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

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Thank you, John Gibbs and Switchback!

Associate Poetry Editor of Switchback, John Gibbs, has provided us with a splendidly thoughtful and gracious review. We’re honored to receive such attention.

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Our First Official Review!

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

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Blurb – Paul Fericano

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

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Blurb – Jaimes Palacio

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

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Blurb – Daniel Romo

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

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Blurb – Eric Morago

Poet’s Guide to America is, in the truest sense of the word, a road trip wherein Buckley and Ott take turns behind the wheel, co-writing poems line by line, stanza by stanza.  The result is an innovative exploration into Americana … Continue reading

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