Thursday, September 18, 2014

This Book Will Change Your Life - Rabbit Punch! by the Greg Santos.

"There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry."
- Mark Strand, "Eating Poetry"

Travel. Read. Eat poetry. Happiness. We do not read enough poetry and every time we do, we say that here. There are poets we love. Jason Fisk. Though he claims he is not a poet. Laura Cherry. Seth Berg. BL Pawelek. Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal. We read them because they are so interesting, and aim so high, and because we are so biased, because we know them, publish them, and love them. And the Greg Santos is no different. We read him because when we first met him he wrote about the Hulk, and we loved that, because of his humor, and his use of pop culture. And here we are again, reading, and traveling, and eating poetry, in this case Rabbit Punch! by the Santos. Which again, we are biased, because we love him too, and because we are shallow and excited to see Hooray from This Zine Will Change Your Life and The Great Hoarder from Daddy Cool included in the collection. But it's more than that as well. Santos delights in language as he riffs on the "Macho Man," Paris Hilton and zombies, the work is full of joy, and when we read him we are happy. So, we do hope you will hit the Rabbit Punch!, as it will surely change your life, and we do hope you will suggest other poets we can eat, because we have a lot of love to give, we are happy to be happy, and we are really fucking hungry.

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