“I read through these poems with pleasure. They’re witty poems, often moving and deeply real, with a clear music of understanding that seems to me quite original. There is never a moment of obscurity. The language seals the deal again and again, as in “Picking Berries,” where in the final stanza I smiled in agreement, thinking of this collection as a whole, with the poems as blackberries: I wish I had another bowl. Dennis Rush offers a feast here. Enjoy!”—Jay Parini
Dennis Rush grew up on a remote tobacco farm in Kentucky. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Goddard College MFA in Creative Writing. He lives in Staatsburg, New York and is the author of WHAT ARE THE RICH DOING TONIGHT? (Dos Madres Press, 2022).