Poetry. This is Joe Elliot's second collection of pitch-perfect poems. "OPPOSABLE THUMB is essential reading. In these poems, Joe Elliot brings a whopping arsenal of technique to the table to create a sumptuous feast of meaning without equal signs or slashes...Here, song is thought. It all rings true. Essential the way mindfulness is essential. Enjoy the view"—Mitch Highfill. "How has the world limped along for so long without Joe Elliot's new book? If you want to relearn language, please read these poems, which release the kinetic potential of the page like toasters dropped into bathtubs"—Marcella Durand.
Joe Elliot is the author of HOMEWORK (Lunar Chandelier Press, 2010) and OPPOSABLE THUMB (Subpress, 2006); two collaborations with artists: Object Lesson, with artist Rich Ot' Russa and If It Rained Here, a collaboration with artist Julie Harrison; and numerous chapbooks including You Gotta Go in It's the Big Game Poem to Be Centered on a Much Much Larger Piece of Paper, and 15 Clanking Radiators. His long poem, 101 Designs for the World Trade Center, was published by Faux Press as an e-book. He co-edited the chapbook series Situations.Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA