Newpages is calling Michael Teig's second poetry collection, There's a Box in the Garage You Can Beat with a Stick, "a romping book, full of syntactic (and synaptic) leaps." According to the recent review, Teig's news poems "hint at a diverse poetic lineage, possibly including James Tate, the New York School poets, and Sombrero Fallout-era Richard Brautigan." For poems that jump from "chickens" to "waltzes" to "hats," reviewer Elizabeth O'Brien calls the collection "confusing and exhilarating ... disorienting and enjoyable, and somehow utterly right." "...the poems in There’s a Box in the Garage You Can Beat with a Stick are weird but likeable, and they make your brain feel all tingly when you read them ... There’s A Box in the Garage You Can Beat with a Stick pairs charming, irreverent images with a sincere tone, making poems that at once are both accessible and elusive." Click here to read the full Newpages review. There's a Box in the Garage You Can Beat with a Stick is available now at the BOA Bookstore.
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