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Man with Book


University of Akron Press, 2023


ISBN: 978-1-62922-231-8

6 x 9 inches

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In DOOM SCROLL, Matt Guenette is both the documentarian of a decaying, grinding world and its primary subject. Through his unequivocal lens, he charts an interiority anxious with drones, debt, overdue bills, conspiracy theorists, dueling yard signs, sticky notes, arguments with deceased parents, car warranties, clouds like junk mail, and bullets. And yet, there is the laughter of flowers. The thrash of honeysuckle. There are “rocks your kids / throw into a lake and there are rocks / the lake slowly throws back” and “a field of dandelions to break me in half.” There is so much tenderness here you may even feel, for a fleeting and sweet moment, like the end of the world is nowhere in sight. That is the gift of Matt Guenette’s poetry.
—Ruth Awad, author of Set to Music a Wildfire



University of Akron Press, 2017

Paperback: 64 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1629220895
6 x 9 inches

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"Guenette catalogues the doubt and debt of marriage and parenthood with a magnificent ambivalence and gratefulness. This book is a gorgeously expansive, unflinching, magnum opus of punk-rock fatherhood." 

--Erika Meitner, author of Holy Moly Carry Me



University of Akron Press, 2011

Paperback: 77 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1931968973
6 x 9 inches

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"In these incisive poems, untouchable waitresses step on the heads of busboys while cultural luminaries Dorothy, Rilke, and Al Pacino revel in their own busboy aspirations. Through Guenette's adroit and surprising verse, social critique and quixotic imagery do a double team, and when the main busser dozens us by saying 'Your mother was a busboy," the call-out is complete. We are all complicit in busboy democracy, whether we want to be or not." 

--Adrian Matejka, author of Mixology


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  • Thu, Feb 16
    Feb 16, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Feb 16, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Once again I've found myself in incredible company. This will be my first reading from Doom Scroll. Hope to see you there.

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