"Darren is a dangerous dreamer, concocting love poems to his home state, and pastorals to his true love. But there's always something more beneath the surface: sex and violence, villainy, mutilation, uneasy redemption and troubled ecstasy. These poems are pins pressed deep in the disfigured heart of America. They work a dark magic on the reader — they're unsettling in necessary ways." Christopher Michel
The new release from Pudding Magazine, #60 (Winter 2013) has been distributed. Included with the many excellent works is a new poem of mine, “There Is Nothing Beautiful to Obey #9”. You can roust up a copy here.