Poetry. The small poems in Patrick Culliton's collection SAM'S TEETH use the things and diction of rural and suburban Ohio life to immerse the reader in the melancholic world the poems inhabit. From taxidermy and barbecue sauce to schoolyards and the hardware store, the stuff of everyday American life underscores the insidious timbre threading through the work. The reader is left haunted by "America's ghost meat" "ashamed of the way we kiss America." In Culliton's words: "I was raised Cleveland Irish Catholic and all I got was this lousy book of poems."
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Patrick Culliton was born and raised in Cleveland, OH, where he now works as a Reference Librarian. He is the author of the chapbook Hornet Homily published by Octopus Books.Author City: Cleveland, OH USA