Author: Michael Ford
Publisher: Ugly Duckling Presse (2006)
“Consider these words carefully dear reader. There is a new [and] ancient sound slipping out of the ethers, and onto the radar of American Poesy! And quite frankly, not only is poet Michael Ford one of its very best practitioners, but his collection Carbon is easily one of the great standard measures of this moment. Inside this book you’ll find the seminal & glowing extract of those ethers, synergies of thereness that have no cause or precedent, and, even more importantly, a precise transcription of the silent tick [and] boom of the mighty alchemies of life. Yes, these poems are big news! Think of these writs as a prelude to the strange music which will be heard by the future astronomers of dusty earth!”
"Carbon is a worthy read, at once familiar and alien, traditional and iconoclastic—a ride in a toy train across real rails."