“When the poetry gloom lies heavy upon my head, I have only to remember that these poems are in the world, & for a moment then my life is made whole. Originality of imagination is the rarest of gifts, but Noah Burton makes it looks effortless—his poems remind us of how vulnerable & funny & wondrous & sad & beautifully strange our lives really are. There is a gigantic composure breathing within even the most antic of his lines. His inventions restore me, down to the deepest parts of my heart. I know of no poet under the age of thirty who comes close to what he can do. Silver shadow!”
--David Rivard, author of Standoff, winner of the 2017
PEN/New England Award for poetry.
Look Out Animal (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2018) is now up for pre-order here. Due to manifest in the physical realm on June 14th, 2018.