Clint Smith’s latest collection of poems is so good. I love how he intersperses poems about his first child with poems about the state of America as a whole. His voice is soft and sharp at the same time, and works so well in both settings.
Above Ground by Clint Smith, (List Price: 27, Little, Brown and Company, 9780316543033, March 2023)
Reviewed by Daniel Jordan, Pearl’s Books in Fayetteville, Arkansas