The Inferno Lessons, by Andy Kerstetter
my swaying body / tethered to truth like a tree / near running water – excerpted from “Grounding”
Every now and again a poet comes along to both ground us in the flesh, and fracture any conceptual framework we’ve brought to the party. In his new collection, Andy Kerstetter’s poetic lens won’t let us off the hook, or let us down easy.
Search teams are combing through the ashes in your mouth trying to find bathtubs or beds where people might have taken the tongue, also a fire, which left no way to escape a world of evil among the parts of the body. - excerpt from "The Inferno Lessons"