by Drew S., December 31, 2013 4:50 PM
With a Top 5 list of poetry books like this one, the expectation may be a bow to the romantic and lyric nature of verse. Do not be fooled! Graham Foust, one of my favorite contemporary poets, has written a coming-of-age of aging, all composed in a gorgeous and clever language game. He reminds me of James Salter or Saul Bellow, but stripped down to the very core. If my apartment were on fire, I'd be sure to grab this book.