Hostile Witness by Garin Cycholl
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Cycholl’s descent in Hostile Witness into America leads us through baseball parks and boxing arenas, along the banks of rivers and back alleys to smoke-filled room political deals as only a poet of Cycholl’s power could manage. The collection is masterful and epic--and ultimately essential.
—Bill Allegrezza, author of Fragile Replacements and Collective Instant
With an anger that cauterizes the wound, Cycholl has plumbed the depths of darkness and corruption in recent times. He lives with our good songs and knows our most radiant light as well as our compromising and disabling impoverishments. It is with a profound compassion that he reveals our vapid will to be cold and do harm. And crucially, Hostile Witness lays bare our possible terrifying future, so as to help us navigate a way to a better place.
—Roberto Harrison, author of Counter Daemons
Garin Cycholl is author of Blue Mound to 161 (Pavement Saw Press), a poetic journey of the political, social and geological dislocations of southern Illinois, as well as Rafetown Georgics (Cracked Slab Books; shorter poems) and the prose collection Nightbirds (Moria Books). He teaches writing and literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is Visiting Lecturer with the Committee on Creative Writing at the University of Chicago. Exploring the spaces that American poetry inhabits between memory and place, his recent work has appeared with the Seneca Review, Mississippi Valley Voices, and Stockyard. Since 2002, he has been a member of Chicago’s Jimmy Wynn fiction collaborative.
· Paperback: 81 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound
· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books]
· ISBN: 9781935402428