voyeur poems

Voyeur Poemsvoyeur poems. Matthew Porubsky. 2006.

ISBN-13: 978-0-9795844-0-4, 6″ x 9″, $10

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An astonishing book of serious philosophical weight, like the poetry of the late Wallace Stevens. . . . This book takes many risks and triumphs over them.   ~ Jonathan Holden, Poet Laureate of Kansas

With calm, confident fragmentation, Matthew Porubsky expresses an air of intimacy that makes you want to fall in love. For Porubsky, heartache is savored as a simple feeling of living, to be enjoyed slowly along with the exhilaration of new love.   ~ Singer/songwriter Neil Bryden, Day for Night

The daydreams in Matthew Porubsky’s voyeur poems never slip into easy fantasies: his voyeur/narrator is generous with details. His particulars keep the poems grounded, always connected to a sensuous, credible world where “the stem from the cherry/matches your lips.”   ~ Phil Miller, Editor, The Same

Porubsky’s rather personal poems are at times disturbingly real, leaving readers to ponder their own lives and social interactions. His use of common language speaks of “trains with flatbeds carrying snow and sleet.” In “dirge,” we hear the acute dialect of a laborer who speaks of death as “the most honest person I know.”   ~ Gary Lechliter, Editor, I-70 Review

Look at the photograph of the slender girl in bathing suit beside a swimming pool on the front cover. Porubsky brings us into these poems so that we see the world again as though everything is possible.