Poetry. "Tim Atkins does for translation what Gertrude Stein did for nouns. He's turned Horace inside out, and booby-trapped the works with strategically explosive pregnant shock and awe. Pope and Dryden have nothing on this guy: Horace has arrived"--Lisa Jarnot. "The Latin Horace wrote, 'Dulce est desipere in loco'--sometimes acting out is the best revenge--and here comes our contemporary, Tim Atkins, with a Golden Ticket to the Chocolate Factory.... Today Horace finds him the room and the canvas to stretch out, in toga Augustan, dripping wet, while garlands of goldfish nibble his private parts from underneath.... 'Sometimes,' Atkins hears him say, 'you just have to / count the grapes & the plums / or an empire will fall out.'"--Kevin Killian.