2 Minute Book Review

John Grochalski's The Noose Doesn't Get Any Looser After You Punch Out

A fantastic collection of poetry, but you have to be in the right mood for it. Our narrator is dealing with a job he hates, and frankly it feels like he's working up reasons to drink every day. He's depressed, but gets by with the love of his wife and writing poetry. The work is clean and straightforward, and he feels a lot like the voice that bounces around my brainpan some of the time. It's so familiar and what I work so hard to get away from. I'm glad he's out there saying what I feel better than I could say it. He has a clear and strong voice, and I'm going to look for more of his work.