The Butcher Son would like to blame the following people for bringing this book into existence: The Butcher and the Butcher Lady, Stephen Johnson, Albert Goldbarth,
Jason Ryberg. Thanks.
A few of the poems here have been previously featured in the following publications:
“How to Scream a Fish,” “After Weariness,” “Wallace Stevens Elizabeth Bishop My Friends and I at Land Between
the Lakes” first appeared in Open 24 Hrs; “Meat for Natural Hunger” and “Graceland” first appeared in Mikrocosmos
and later in Open 24 Hrs. and “Butcher Son Cuts on Language” appeared in The Sheridan Review under a different title.