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It seems pretty misguided to put out a book of poetry that spans a period of five or six years, because it starts out when the author doesn't really have his voice yet. In the beginning he's stuck in all the self-indulgent broetry cliche' (she likes my scars/I drink/I feel pain). But by the time you get to the stuff he wrote around 2005/2006 he's pretty damn good, especially when he's telling stories in his prose poems. I started this from the beginning, didn't like much of it, skipped to the mi ...more
Tommy Gaffney was born and raised in Kentucky, somewhere between the projects and the trailer parks. In addition to Whiskey Days, he is the author of Three Beers from Oblivion (2006). His work has appeared in such anthologies as The Night Bomb Review, The Drunk Poets Society Anthology; Volume 2 and The Broken Word Anthology; Volumes 1 & 2. He has performed at the Insomniacathon, Wordstock, app ...moreMore about Tommy Gaffney...