With a mix of political commentary and lyricism in a range of forms, Touché evokes an adrenaline rush as the reader is swept up into Rod Smith's unique blend of humor.
I am no I I slight
I've taught myself to unwrite
& then wreathed, saturate, blank
the severed glinting worlds rebelieve
or they all access overall not-so, a not-so
lucid, a lucid one, the squirrels that I live there
^.^ ~ alright then, alright mr squirrel there, yep.
Rod Smith edits the journal Aerial, publishes Edge Books, and manages Bridge Street Books in Washington, DC. Smith co-edited The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley, (University of California Press, 2014).