Ben Clark’s first book Reasons To Leave The Slaughter balances delicately between beauty and brutality. This is a collection of poems dedicated to the stories we tell each other: to remember, to teach, to define ourselves as human beings. These are poems that grapple with death, distance, solitude, love, and belonging. These poems sing, shake, and ask for forgiveness, then stomp around swearing and kicking over grain silos. From cornfields to sail boats adrift in the ocean, from fathers warning sons about ghost hay bales to endless laughter and song emerging from the Chicago night, these poems dazzle again and again.
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