Poetry. GOOD BEAST terrifies, its poems possess air-like clarity. They are vast and mostly invisible. Roberts turns away from narrative in search of the moment and the emotion, which he has the ability to view through a microscope or telescope, and then the audacity to show us a world gentle but with distance, close and intimate, and at times stuck in an emotional apogee.
Andrew Michael Roberts is the author of the poetry collections something has to happen next from the University of Iowa Press, GOOD BEAST (Burnside Review Books, 2015), and two chapbooks: Dear Abandon from Poetry Society of America and Give Up from Tarpaulin Sky Press. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he spends his time as a cardiac nurse, a cyclist, a sasquatch enthuasist, a library regular, and a poet. Author City: PORTLAND, OR USA