Luna Luna Mag was full of high praise for the poetry of Thomas Fucaloro in its recent lengthy review of Thomas Fucaloro’s It Starts from the Belly and Blooms (Three Rooms Press, ISBN: 978-09895125-4-1, Feb 2014).
The reviewer notes: “The book immediately cuts into me like a hot knife, birthing me into the speaker’s world–the first poem is appropriately titled “Waking up in a bathtub full of ice cubes.” Throughout the collection, bodies, and body parts, are everywhere. Instead of the reader merely observing the speaker, the reader literally is electrified to life by the words.”
Citing the many New York references in Fucaloro’s poems, the reviewer raves, “The loneliness, and desire for real human interaction, is so potent, it reminded me of the utter bleakness of Eraserhead.”
Read the complete review here.
Post-script: Speaking of Fucaloro, his poem, “Mistakes” was recently published on the Best American Poetry website. Could this be a sign of things to come? Better order your copy of IT STARTS FROM THE BELLY AND BLOOMS before the first edition sells out!