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The Equation That Explains Everything by Andrew Cox

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 Poets usually either rhapsodize the world or explain it.  In The Equation that Explains Everything, Andy Cox shows us that he is an explainer, but he explains through a wondrous broken logic where blind men drive under the influence of dogs, rubber snakes entice the world with plastic apples, and two plus two equals five but all the tiny sighs in the hours before quitting time add up to nothing.  This book is both wise and wise-cracking, and though Cox’s unflinching eye appraises the hard luck and broken hearts, he can’t help but also remark “how farfetched and keen it is to be alive.” 

—Richard Newman, author of Domestic Fugues and editor of River Styx


On the Sunday I saw horns
sprouting from the reverend's head,
the Baptist god left me alone
in the cold morning air.

I haven't put coins
in that righteous tray for so long,
I've become a saint
to my own personal god.

I've given him the face
of a Peruvian medicine man.
Underneath the high forehead
are Stan Laurel's tender eyes.

And my body is the evangelical tent
where his voice booms from a place so deep,
I'm filled with believers
shouting and stamping their feet.


Andrew Cox is the author of two chapbooks, Company X ( ) and Fortune Cookies published by 2River View ( ). He has published widely in magazines through the years including River Styx, Witness, Laurel Review, Sentence, Natural Bridge among others. He lives in University City, Missouri, the Brooklyn of St. Louis.

Book Information:

· Paperback: 100 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound
· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books]
· ISBN: 9781935402398

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