Chris Toll emailed me after he read with what he called professors. He was frustrated.
memo to the universe: poems are NOT words and line breaks. their poems were “about” lightning - if i may toot my own horn for a moment, my poems “are” lightning. i can say no more! when you’re a writer, it is good to be humble and focus on the work.
We are going to announce submissions for the second Chris Toll Prize soon.
My website for this book is going to die, so for posterity I’ll save all the nice things people said about old Robison here.
[Adam Robinson’s] mix of classical and mundane references imbues lines like “There would be a pronounced lack/ Of throwing Nerf balls to paralytics/ In the basement” with more meaning than they have any right to have.
- Baltimore City Paper