Aaron Belz is the funniest poet in America. Or he's not funny at all. He might be deadly serious. We can't tell. But whether he's sincerely humorous or humorously sincere, his poems strike a chord that nobody else's do - that nobody else's even aspire to, frankly. Regardless of whether they tickle funny bones or bang them into cabinet doors, the courtly poems in Lovely, Raspberry leave readers in stitches (or in need of them). They are disconcerting treats from one of the unique brains of American verse.
Praise for the Book:
"Belz is one of the brave few whose ears are attuned to the comic amid the contemporary. He writes in the tradition of Richard Brautigan, never afraid to let the awkward intensity of address and visual snap of juxtapostion hijack the poem's more solemn duties. Reading Belz is like watching an intimate comic performance; it's stand-up poetry meant for you alone." —Chris Martin
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Original trade paperback / $15.00 (Can 16.50) / ISBN 978-0-89255-359-4 / 80 pages / Poetry