DARWIN'S BOOK OF SAINTS
Poems by Alexander Johns
$15.99 + S&H
How is it possible that Alex Johns can simultaneously be the most disarming poet in America and one of only a few poets capable of exploding the quotidian into extraordinary depths of good humor and inclusive delight? I have no idea, but I do know that the fuse is lit, and that these poems over and over again will knock you into next week with their sensitive (and often hilarious) attentiveness to the ordinary ubiquitous details of being alive—especially the ones most of us don’t think about much or take entirely for granted. With sweet weirdness and heart, this collection establishes Johns as one of those poets capable of discovering the poetry in anything, whether it’s five yogurt covered raisins or the music of Neurosis, trilobites or the ass of a rhinoceros. Darwin’s Book of Saints is funny and fun, but mostly it’s insightful, readable, and generous. If you think you don’t like poetry, I bet you’ll like this poetry. If you do like poetry, you’ll need this book to carry on.— Matt Hart
Darwin's Book of Saints is available for pre-order now. All pre-orders receive a limited edition, chapbook featuring one of Alexander's poems.
9780615811123 | Pub Date May, 2018 | 6x9 | 75 pages | $15.99 + $3.00 S&H