"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
The Forest of Sure Things is a layered sequence of poems set in a remote, historical village at the tip of a peninsula on the Northwest coast, near where Lewis and Clark encountered the Pacific. Learn More
The poems in The Journeymen wander from the high desert of Arizona to the bars of Ireland; from the library at Columbia University to the classrooms of a juvenile detention center; from the streets of Los Angeles to a hike up Mars Hill to a lonely Greyhound highway all in search of the little narratives that create the meaning in our increasingly fragmented lives.
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