The Philadelphia Review of Books selected poetry professor Anthony McCann’s most recent collection, Thing Music, one of 2014 best books of poetry. There’s an excellent piece by Anthony up now at the Poetry Society, “Mouth Guitar”:
These small gruntings I make while trying to get comfortable—
they churn in the dust like more dust.
But the pillows are finally stacked correctly
so that more rupture can begin. I read:
“This has been lubricious”
“Throat sap in the trees”
And then closing the book.
My flesh is as dark ramps to your fears and their fleetingness.
You cannot predict these sudden implosions
but touching another, you decide to begin.
Read the rest of it here.