by Kevin Sampsell, October 28, 2008 10:27 AM
I think Schomburg may be my new favorite Portland poet. While reading The Man Suit, I felt both an eerie sadness and joyful wonder. These little poems, with their odd recurring themes and sober delivery, are full of untraceable magic and humor. After reading a poem about an evil telephone, I looked at my phone and laughed uneasily. It's as if Schomburg is something beyond human, merely wearing, as he suggests, a "man suit." And look ? James Tate likes him too!