Synopses & Reviews
"'[T]hings / hidden remain alive.' Like -- and with -- Jack Spicer before him, Trevor Calvert helps us to celebrate this notion by bringing light to the lives of hidden things -- answers, insects, music, the heart -- without ridding them of the veils, the walls, or the hidey-holes to which we're initially drawn. Rarer and More Wonderful is aptly named." Graham Foust
"Rarer and More Wonderful are the attachments, the combinations, of these poems. Here, language, carved and specific, secures one figure to the next, to its double, or is that a ghost? Perhaps both. And then what appears in the negative space of what happens: 'none of these things / will act as the thing itself that / is soon ending.' So there is a serious struggle here with experience, with being, and then when you least expect it comes the debonair turn, like getting away with wearing period hats. The period? Well, there's no closure, either. Of its moment." Stephanie Young
Rarer and More Wonderful is a full length book of poetry written by Bay Area author Trevor Calvert.
About the Author
Trevor Calvert is a poet living in Oakland, California where he is finishing his Masters of Library and Information Science. His first book, Rarer and More Wonderful (Scrambler Books, 2008) was published in May. His poems have appeared in in*tense, syllogism, 580 Split, BlazeVox, and the anthologies Involuntary Vision and Bay Poetics. We have it from a reliable source that he is some kind of ninja, but uses his skills only for good.