You ought to read “Paper Radio”

Damian Rogers is a Toronto-based poet who was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit. I’m normally not much of a poetry reader, but I recently got my hands on a copy of Paper Radio, the collection Rogers published in 2009, and I’m rather glad I did.

Paper Radio is a collection of short bursts of anxious moments, capturing intimate details in an evocative and economic fashion. Full of tension and introspection, and alternately tender and tough, the poems in Paper Radio call back to vivid and familiar experiences. It’s definitely the sort of writing that makes you feel as if you’re there, in memory or in the moment.

So far, Paper Radio is the only book Rogers has written. Here’s hoping another is on the way.

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