Poems (Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature)
"Reading these absolutely terrific poems, with their southern colloquial drawl and sober Buddhist insight, is a bit like having a sage old sleepy tiger purr in your ear while you lie at the edge of the swamp in back of Billy-Joes's pickup truck."--Dazed & Confused Magazine
"Sustaining, inspiring, even rescuing."--Will Oldham, musician
"A true beast of a man with insight and beauty to spare."--Harmony Korine, filmmaker
"Brett Eugene Ralph can look at a woman dancing alone, 'eyes closed, lips parted, held aloft / in one hand half a mango, / a gigantic butcher knife / clutched in the other, ' and know immediately that she's praying."--Andrew Hudgins
Brett Eugene Ralph lives in rural western Kentucky. His country-rock ensemble, Brett Eugene Ralph's Kentucky Chrome Revue, can be heard in seedy dives throughout the South.
Sarabande Books, 9781932511734, 59pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2009