With My Head Rising Out of the Water (Paperback)
Negative Capability Press, 9780942544862, 80pp.
Publication Date: May 4, 2014
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John Brugaletta's latest book of poetry, With My Head Rising Out of the Water, is a delight to read, not only because of his usual humor and superb use of language, but also because of the various and splendid voices he employs. Not only are there contemporary voices as in "Coffee Shops," which ends with "We have always stopped at shrines like these/for a rest, or because we're hungry." Brugaletta also often calls on voices from the classical world, as in Artemis... To see-and hear-so many voices brought together in one collection will please his confirmed fans as well as readers new to his protean verses. Alfred W. Landwehr (California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo)