Congratulations to our own Troy Jollimore for the very positive review he just got in this past Sunday’s NY Times for his book of poems Tom Thomson in Purgatory. Here are some excerpts from the review:
"Troy Jollimore writes a different kind of American poem: brash, funny, driven by the extravagance of dramatic persona rather than the rigor of the observed life. … Jollimore is a prancer, a turner of phrases. … Jollimore’s mimicry is acute, not naive, for he stresses that identity is a sweet illusion: whatever lies "deep down" in us is really a tissue of borrowed material."
Well done, Troy!