Poetry. Some say "mad" postcards. Some say "an international call and response," a sort of too-full screen of blues. Some say whispers. In fact, AMERICAN DRONE, this American poet's first full collection in a long time, takes rap, hip-hop, folk and pop tradition, film and daily news as his guide toward subjects (and forms). Former laureate Baron Wormser (Paris Review Editions/Houghton Mifflin) says "Peter Money has taken on full-bore, straight-up, flat-out the necessary charge to the poet in these global/electronic times.... He has the chops and range...from page-long, all-verbal-hands-on-deck meditations and urgings to brief, exquisite lyrics [Peter Money has] an enormous appetite for language as a transfiguring force" and "poems...to inhabit." The three distinct sections of AMERICAN DRONE are dense, reflective, and—in the final part—fiercely intimate as they own their own space and honor everyone's right to what's personal.
Peter Money is an American poet (b. 1963) whose several books have been all small runs or underground. His mentor in the 80s was Allen Ginsberg (who wrote that Money is "prolific coming in from all directions"). Money attended Oberlin, Brooklyn (CUNY), and San Jose State. AMERICAN DRONE: NEW & SELECT POEMS represents his first full length collection of poetry in many years. Recent collaborations have been with Saadi Youssef, Sinan Antoon (Graywolf Press), Shakir Mustafa, and cartoonist Rick Veitch. In Marvel's Unstable Molecules, Money appears in cameo as the poet Joey King. Peter Money co-founded and founded the literary magazines/journals WritersBoc, Lame Duck, and Across Borders. His other books include CHE: A NOVELLA IN THREE PARTS, TO DAY-MINUTES ONLY & THAT RAINY DAY, Finding It: Selected Poems, Instruments, Between Ourselves, A Big Yellow, Minor Roads, These Are My Shoes, and the CD collaboration with Mike Sal called Blue Square. Money has lived in California, Vermont, Massachusetts, Ohio, New York for long stints of time. A traveler and curator of other poets' work, he resides in Vermont. Author City: BROWNSVILLE, VT USA