Synopses & Reviews
With poems about loss, home, marriage, and the inner music of our lives, is a series of variations on an overturned piano. By turns bright and dark like the keys on a keyboard, these poems demonstrate the range of one of contemporary poetry's most musical poets, a master of internal rhyme.
"Boss' poems generate their own rambunctious music and remind us 'yes, / miracles happen.'" Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The poems ring clearly; 'pitch,' they recall, is a way to fall as well as a way to sing." Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Boss flawlessly employs subtle music." Christian Science Monitor
"This is poetic form within and without that makes a true energy." Washington Independent Review
from Overtures on an Overturned Piano . . . our hi-beam playe across the gleaming be of snowdrifted brambl where it lay moaning chaotically . .
from "Overtures on an Overturned Piano"
. . . our hi-beams
across the gleaming bed
of snowdrifted bramble
where it lay,
moaning chaotically . . .
2012 Poetry Midwest Booksellers Choice Award winner "[Todd Boss] can make any rhyme feel like a concealed weapon." --Sherman Alexie
About the Author
Todd Boss, director of external affairs at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. His book Yellowrocket won the 2009 Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award for Poetry.