Well, it’s finally happened, and, thank goodness, it wasn’t “…torture worse than being staked to the ground over a nest of fire-ants.” I’m honoured that Ottawa poet Michael Dennis selected Kingdom to be Today’s Book of Poetry, and that he gave it such a warm hearted review:
“These poems are instantly recognizable as true. Poetry true. Real life true. Ross has a way of knowing more and saying it in less that is heartbreakingly sweet. Not sugar sweet — but Patsy Cline sweet. Honesty always goes a long way and Ross has that covered. These poems absolutely beat the crap out of coy.”
The entire post is available here. Many thanks to Michael, especially for comparing my work to Cline and Van Morrison.