NewPages praises Rick Bursky’s collection I’m No Longer Troubled by the Extravagance in a new review.
Bursky’s poetry is called a “tour de force of poetic guile with a profound understanding of what it feels like to yearn for something no longer there.” The poems “My heart is a rumor” and “My Uncanny Resemblance to a Young Sean Connery” are highlighted in the review, and are called “powerful” and “astounding.”
According to reviewer Heath Bowen: “Bursky's collection of poems, titled I'm No Longer Troubled by the Extravagance, kept me moving in all sorts of directions. His facile accession of language, banal if used unequivocally, is an exploitation of eccentricities sprinkled with the right dose of humility and charm."
Bursky's new collection is a map of human fragility that is punctuated by brittle bones, vague yesterdays, and lovers who leave. Ultimately a stage for language to do the unexpected, the poetry collection speaks to matters of the heart, brings new awareness to the mind, and affirms the surreal extravagance of being alive.
I’m No Longer Troubled by the Extravagance is available now at the BOA Bookstore.
Click here to read the entire NewPages review.