Cuttings from the Tangle (Hardcover)
Black Sparrow Press, 9781574232448, 100pp.
Publication Date: October 6, 2020
For nearly three decades, Richard Buckner has been traveling the byways of America, often alone and with little more than his guitars and notebooks. Like a folklorist, he's gathered stories by haunting the fringes: lingering in dive bars and greasy spoon diners, passing sleepless nights in seedy motels. Long admired for his impressionistic and elliptical lyrics, Buckner has more recently found himself pulling off the road to furiously write longer, fuller pieces. With titles such as "in a small town on the mend" and "you are where you still are," these prose-poems are Buckner's unique and singular reports from a visionary road.