"And for God's sake, don't let me ever hear you say, 'I can't read fiction. I only have time for the truth.' Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of 'literature'? That means fiction too, stupid." -John Waters
Called "a ranting comic showman and a literary provocateur" by The New York Times, Taylor Mali writes eloquently and entertainingly about his experiences in and out of the middle school classroom. Learn More
We Are All Good if They Try Hard Enough, the sincere and funny debut book, balances media-saturated satire with Martin Buber-strength notions of care and consideration. The poems ask big questions like WHY? and when the book is through, it suggests an answer: let's be friends.
Meteoric as pop songs, as fist-fights between best friends, Ben Kopel's poems blaze out like declarations of love and vendetta spray-painted on overpasses. VICTORY is raw and tender as a crying-jag, while being full of a new savagery's swagger and grace. –Dean Young Learn More