The Truth Is We Are Perfect
Street Date: 04/14/2015
Stucky’s verse has the power of the best East European poets—some of his poems seem to be perfect, magnificent, and instantly anthologizable. He is a forceful, cogent, incisive phrase-maker.—Bill Knott, author of Laugh at the End of the World: Collected Comic Poems 1969–1999 and Stigmata Errata Etcetera
The yearning in these poems is awash in dense, spiritual sexuality buffeted by time and the mishandling of promises and breakable bonds.—apt Journal
The Truth Is We Are Perfect contains 54 lyrics exploring the loss of oneself through the loss of an other, and how we seek to recreate ourselves in that absence. Stucky journeys into nothingness and, consequently, into awareness. His meditative sensibilities and minimalist style create ritualized poems acting as spells—transcribed to be read aloud and performed in the service of realizing that which we seek to become. Order your copy now.