Cocktails with a Dead Man by Joe Albanese
A wonderful prose collection
Albanese certainly knows how to write a poem, and this collection shows that talent and thought behind each one. I've read each one carefully and aloud, as I find that brings the poetry to life, and you can hear your own voice speak the talented words of this poet. One of my favorites was "Echo Knives" and I've read it several times. "Act III is all that remains of hollow halls. How it got to those haunts—redacted, breathing in only its echoes. Kindred lacks the identical; identity conforms through misinterpretation ..." Simply wonderful collection. I look forward to reading more prose by this poet.