Poetry. Written in a seance of intuition and then extensively revised, SOMETHING IN THE WAY is an aboriginal blues, a gut map, where ecstatic clarity shares a bed with gall stone blindness. Proceeding by feints and jabs, deadpan misdirection undercutting stark confession, the pages share a core vulnerability, a magnetic bruise. These are loner's poems, vying to connect. Sunk deep in the mud of childhood, dragged by an erotic comb with missing teeth, what passes through unexamined, re-emerges in adulthood, wearing masks. Surreal, streetwise, and draped in black humor, the method is magpie, the code collapsed romantic. Duvernoy's piercing lyric rhythm, his art brut cologne, haunt a landscape poised between complicity and the drifter's escape. For readers hungry for a sound of authentic risk and mystery, this electric debut will quicken the pulse.
John Duvernoy was raised in the hills of Central New York. He is the author of the chapbook Razor Love (Unlock the Clockcase Press).Author City: SEATTLE, WA USA