In a recent review of G.C. Waldrep and John Gallaher's Your Father on the Train of Ghosts, blogger C. Moniz at California Poetics highlights the glittering electricity of their words, finding that "[t]he lines could stand on their own without the reader having to know a single detail about 'the performance,' which could be any number of life’s glittering spectacles." Moniz references the poem "A Short History of Friendship," saying, "The power of these lines is intensified by the dismissive tone of 'just' and 'anyway.' ... The downplay of these phenomena—a luminescent insect, a celestial body, a shard of geologic history in a modern roadway—works to intensify their extraordinary nature and their unlikeliness." One might even go as far as to notice the poem's hints at the extraordinary nature of Waldrep and Gallaher's own friendship, from the midst of which comes this new and indeed, luminescent collaboration. Your Father on the Train of Ghosts is available for purchase here. Read the full review here.
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