Poetry. Buck Downs is a master of the short lyric a la Berrigan, Myles, and Williams (that's Jonathan and William Carlos). TACHYCARDIA collects three years of his high-impact poiesis—this from "Eventox": "sharpie-lined page-a-days / recycling down / the equinox" and this from "Klepto Calypso": "I get results / I did not search." It's a maximal, jittery, kind, minimal lyric, the variable foot in scuffed and dusted boots.
Buck Downs is the author of MARIJUANA SOFTDRINK (Edge Books, 1999), Ladies Love Outlaws, You Can't Get Enough of What You Really Don't Need, and most recently TACHYCARDIA: POEMS 2010 - 2012 (Edge Books, 2015). He is Poetry Editor at NYC's Boog City, a board member of the District of Columbia Arts Center, and on staff at Bridge Street Books in Washington, DC.Author City: WASHINGTON, DC USA