“Sure to be a classic, and the beginning of a long and glorious career.”Sherman Alexie
Increasingly, Todd Boss has been attracting attention, with poems in the Paris Review and The New Yorker and a series in Poetry. His first collection, set in the Midwest, alternately features a childhood Wisconsin farm, the record-breaking storm that destroyed it, and the turbulent marriage that recalls it. Love and wonder mingle in these lines.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Todd Boss is the author of the poetry collections Yellowrocket and Pitch, both honored by the Midwest Bookseller’s Choice Award, and most recently of the poetry collection Tough Luck. He is the founding artistic director of Motionpoems, a film company in Minneapolis.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When was the last time you read a book of poetry cover to cover? I am not sure if I ever had til I got this slim volume of poems by Todd Boss. The images and the voices of young and old for whom work, the cold, and struggle are everyday occurrences rarely put into words become live on the page. It's like a series of staged dramas in just enough words. Vignettes of struggle, lives, nature, parenthood, childhood blend into one another in a page turning way. I could see places and people I have known in these poems.
Todd Boss is a fantastic writer capable of transmitting reams of meaning in just a few short words. Have been a fan of his work after seeing it in poetry journals this past year. Yellowrocket is well wrought, fresh, very capable of socking you in the gut and adept at crystallizing life's moments in ways that only good poetry can. I can't wait to see more from this writer.