A few months ago, I raved about the book American Poet by Jeff Van Zande. As I said in a previous post, as a poet, I loved the novel, especially some of the funnier scenes- the awkward open mic nights and the failed job interviews the protagonist undergoes. But beneath all that, there is a tenderness and a reminder how important poetry and the arts are to one’s community.
My review of the book finally appeared over at PANK. Check it out here, and please check out Jeff’s book.