One Wish Left
Poetry. "I would love to keep these poems to myself, to clutch them to me secure in the knowledge that there is someone somewhere who gets it, someone who can translate the staccato beat of a basketball on the blacktop, the sweeping touch of a lover's hand, the sweat sparked by hard honest work, the myriad insecurities that rumble beneath the surface of our lives. Tony Glo...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published February 20th 2002 by Pavement Saw Press
(first published February 2002)
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if i'm correct this book was Tony Gloeggler's first full-length. if so, this man has been hitting them out of the park for a while now. It's gritty, hearfelt stuff to the core. A poet who can weave nostalgia and reget the way that Tony does is one that i know i'll keep going back to time and time again. In fact, when I finished this on the evening bus I went right back and started from the top.
I loved the concreteness of these poems--so much is grounded in the physical world, the geography of NYC, of the human body. The poems move fast and the verbs and syntax are awesome. I admit that I was a little put off by the frequent sex in the poems; by the final third, the endings, which would have been shocking taken individually, felt predictable.