Poetry. "Opening Ed Barrett's DOWN NEW UTRECHT AVENUE is like happening on a mint-condition, hitherto unknown set of chromolithograph baseball cards of an unimaginable rarity. Yes, but what do I do with them? You don't have to do anything, the 'unimaginable' takes care of that. Just sit and let them wash over you pleasantly but firmly, like 'a three-game series raveling and unraveling the hajj of things drifting through you'"—John Ashbery.
Ed Barrett is the author of more than ten books of poetry including DOWN NEW UTRECHT AVENUE (2011) and TOWARD BLUE PENINSULA (2014), and The SINATRA N (2016) from Pressed Wafer. He is also the author of a trilogy of Boston-based prose-poem novels published by Pressed Wafer comprising BOSSTON (2008), KEVIN WHITE (2007) and RUB OUT (2004). Barrett lives in Cambridge, MA, and teaches in the MIT Writing Program. Continuing to learn the Irish Language, he spends his summers within sight of Ireland's Blasket Islands. Author City: CAMBRIDGE, MA USA