Disturbing, challenging, surrealist, controversial
are but a few words that reel around in my mind about this book... which will
shock and stretch the reader's mind in many directions... not a light-hearted
pick-and-choose collection of poems... if it's something mind-stretching and
challenging you are looking for, then this book achieves that on several
– David Taub
Rick Smith explores, confronts and questions the
unexplained with pained honesty... expresses with his poetry profound lessons and
insights with multidimensional metaphors. His candor shows true courage.
– Joan Carra
Like passing through all the heights and depths of a
great mountain range at lightspeed... it hits the reader like a machine gun
blasting bullets of blood and guts observation and relentless social commentary
through the writer's experience... it reads like a versified new gospel for the
– Ruth Solomon
A scintilating wake-up call!!! This remarkable book
is both complex and simple, direct and subtle, and always thought-provoking.
Dip into this and take away what you choose... you WILL go away enriched by the
experience... fun, terrifying, funny, sweet, and heart-touching... Rick Smith
deserves a much wider audience.
– David J. Koukol
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