Pure Product

Jason Guriel

In his second book of poems, Jason Guriel cuts a dazzling figure-whip-smart, charismatic, with a mischievousness always eager to play for more serious stakes. Guriel's way of seeing the world is low-key and sly: he tries to show us the big picture by enumerating all the small ones-what he calls "the way tiny things / can't help being, next / to nothing, something". Although a zealous celebrator of ordinariness, his tightly-turned lines have the courage of their own spiky oddity.The poems in Pure Product celebrate the purity of complicated feelings distilled to crisp expression, a pure poetry true to the impurities of life. This is a formidable collection.

Véhicule Press
Poetry 2009


"The best pleasures are not of the flesh, but of the mind, spinning desire that the body longs to feel, even as a weaker imitation of thought. Imagine stealing the perfume of a crush to remind you of denied hungers, or repeatedly stroking the path of a lover's fingers until the flesh becomes angry and raw. It's this essence of desire that Hans-Jürgen Greif explores in his novel, Orfeo." -Black Heart Magazine

Jason Guriel, author of the poetry collection, Technicolored [Exile, 2006], is widely published in American, British, and Canadian magazines. He received the Frederick Bock Prize from Poetry Magazine, and his work was anthologized in The Best Canadian Poetry in English [Tightrope, 2008].

Other books by Jason Guriel: Satisfying Clicking Sound
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