Poetry. California Interest. "Like Whitman, Kit Robinson celebrates himself, the world, and the amplitude of time. In LEAVES OF CLASS, we are treated to poetic clarity and a sense of rectitude. Whimsical forays into the boundaries of meaning and language, 'You could say poetry publicity puberty probity,' he characterizes planetary currents, of which he knows he is an intrinsic part, as 'vertiginous, lofty, cerebral, lazy, and light.' In this collection, Robinson leaves the ecology of self to discover new wilderness. Powerful stuff." —Anne Tardos
Bay Area poet, writer, and musician Kit Robinson is the author of two dozen collections of poetry, including THOUGHT BALLOON (Roof, 2019), LEAVES OF CLASS (Chax, 2017), MARINE LAYER (BlazeVOX, 2015) and The Messianic Trees: Selected Poems, 1976-2003 (Adventures in Poetry, 2009). His essays on poetics, art, travel and music may be found at Open Space, Jacket2, and Nowhere. He lives in Berkeley and plays Cuban tres guitar in the charanga band Calle Ocho.