Praise for The Purpose of Things
“The Purpose of Things is a terrific collaboration between words and images…a delightful reconsideration of what’s right in front of us.”
– Aline Smithson: Internationally acclaimed photographer, artist and curator
“When William Carlos Williams said of poetry ‘No ideas but in things,’ he seems to have predicted the power of these pairs of poems and photographs. This book allows us to experience things, poetically, in their transcendent states.”
– Robert Stewart: Editor of New Letters; author of Working Class.
“What’s missing in The Purpose of Things, a book of poems and photographs? Flowery language, excessive metaphors, and hyperbole. For that, I give thanks. For me, this is the best poetry book I’ve read in a long time. It’s simple, down to earth, creative and fun. Not just fun, but also full of meaningful comparisons, and statements.”
-Gail Denham, Highland Park Poetry, August 2021. Full review here.
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