Emily Pettit is the new publisher at jubilat, an editor at Factory Hollow Press, a teacher of poetry at Flying Object, and writer of the acclaimed book of poetry Goat in the Snow.
The language in the book is curt and realistic. Sadoff’s mastery comes from mixing images of the country with high ideas, mixing a lowercased god with images of his father.
When I write code, it gives the other side of my brain a rest. I enjoy the problem solving that writing code presents and when I write a poem, I usually don’t try to problem-solve the poem.
It was Walcott who stole the stage. His presence was one of wisdom and fervor. He wowed the audience with wizened intelligence and also deadpan, childish humor.
Goat in the Snow mixes high and low language, logical statements with humor, and contains within its 63 pages some of the most provocative and equally absurd poetry out there.