They Don't Kill You Because They're Hungry, They Kill You Because They're Full
Author: Mark Bibbins
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press (2014)
"The book's a little crazy, packed with air quotes and brackets, jokes and condemnations, forms that explode across the page. Crazily enough, it's also packed with truth.”
The poems in Mark Bibbins's breakthrough third book are formally innovative and socially alert. Roving across the weird human landscape of modern politics, media-exacerbated absurdity, and questionable social conventions, this collection counters dread with wit, chaos with clarity, and reminds us that suffering is "small // compared to what?"