Toot Sweet

Toot Sweet

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Author: Daniel Owen

Publisher: United Artists Books (2015)

"Like its punning title, Dan Owen's agile first collection is playful but with a subtext of urgency. 'We ask for nothing less than new / means of new streets," he writes, but the request goes unanswered—which is what happens when poems end but whatever prompted them persists. The cumulative effect is one of a quiet, persistent claim to some kind of agency against the odds."

–Anna Moschovakis

"Toot Sweet, Dan Owen's exquisitely scaled long poem full of jaunts and song and a wry foregrounding of diction, strums delight."

–Anselm Berrigan