ATM (Paperback)

By Christopher Salerno

Georgetown Review Press, 9780615906171, 67pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2014



Poetry. "Christopher Salerno's ATM is a decadent refutation of Robert Graves' quip that 'there is no poetry in money, either.' The material world and the natural world stand side by side: a tulip planted not beside a river bank but beside a bank machine. The bank, like a tree, has branches. 'People are getting free shipping, and all the bees are gone.' Salerno rifles through our empty wallets to show how much we're missing. These poems are mystical transactions of body and soul, as dark as Faust and as illuminating." D.A. Powell.