Author: Garin Cycholl
Publisher: BlazeVOX Books (2022)
"Cycholl’s descent in Hostile Witness into America leads us through baseball parks and boxing arenas, along the banks of rivers and back alleys to smoke-filled room political deals as only a poet of Cycholl’s power could manage. The collection is masterful and epic—and ultimately essential."
"With an anger that cauterizes the wound, Cycholl has plumbed the depths of darkness and corruption in recent times. He lives with our good songs and knows our most radiant light as well as our compromising and disabling impoverishments. It is with a profound compassion that he reveals our vapid will to be cold and do harm. And crucially, Hostile Witness lays bare our possible terrifying future, so as to help us navigate a way to a better place."