"If the spirit
is generous, and the balance between living and letters match, a
fine book of poems sings the author and the reader free."
bracing intelligence in these poems, beyond the surges of joy
and trouble, beyond the poet’s awe in this split second, he
plunges with imagination into the timeless work of loving
witness, resonant with high style and the blues."
"We all hear a
personal music, and it’s up to us to create the moves to go with
it. Pollock listens well, and his dance is all strut and stomp,
wild and wooly, and filled with the stories he’s seen, heard,
and lived. Focusing on themes of racial identity, romance, the
everyday things in life, and ever-looming mortality, these poems
are built on jazz, troubles, pain, gunfire in the night, blues.