Poetry. " Strong, bittersweet poems poignant with existential questioning and with observations of the endless trivia that pulls one's spirit down, the real everyday world in a philosophical nutshell, difficult to express without being pretentious or abstract, which Mark Salerno is not. Quite the contrary, his language is always personal, straightforward and colloquial, free of posturing. Thus he is able to be both earthy and philosophical. In addition, there is such tonal consistency throughout the book that it's like reading one long poem. Recommended." -Carl Rakosi.