From the Publisher
Anvil is a book of poetic truth, packed with humor and insight. It is ajuggling act of the epic and the intimate.I read it and it echoes. Shut up so I can hear more.
-David Gordon Green, filmmaker, All the Real Girls and The Pineapple Express
Anis Mojgani, Andrea Gibson, and other young poets of their talent are the future of American poetry and frankly, that fills me with joy!
--Thomas Lux, Guggenheim Fellow & recipient of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his book Split Horizons
He's probably the best poetry slammer alive. The intellect, optimism and humility with which he speaks feel like proof of the relevance of "spoken word” as a genre. He processes the world in slices of beauty, frustration and sympathy...
-Willamette Week Newspaper
Read an Excerpt
squeeze 20 grapes in your cheeks bit down spit watermelon seeds
I bet you five pieces you can't spit 'em further than me kick a can chase trains wave at strangers drive an imaginary submarine make one out of a box sleep on a floor with a blanket and a lantern draw birds live forever plant a tree write your fist on a wall run for no reason down the middle of the block laugh at something funny smile at sweetness hold your fingers around it so it doesn't fall find a dark row in a movie theater and make out with me your kisses are a game of horseshoes
I wish I were playing beneath the stars fat and wet with light high in the full black sky so big and silent it can carry us through this crazy thing dance under it listen for the sounds the fields make the tongues the trees are speaking in the love the leaves are making with the wind swallow it down this is church your teeth tiny doors