This is a brief review to draw the reader's attention to a new e-chapbook by poet Maxwell Baumbach that is available at the scars.tv website.
Baumbach's work is refreshing since he has a very sharp eye for how he himself, other people, and the social confusion that is modern life, work. He writes precisely and accurately, with a modern understatement tinged with regret
is even better
is when you are without purpose
He knows how relationships are and how they leave us fulfilled and unfulfilled, and why, and, as an honest man, can't offer a way out.
a nice guy
The title says it all, it's about the suburban middle-class mediocre life on offer to us all, everywhere. Excellent work and free to read too, at the link above, check it out.
drenched in lighter fluid
swimming pools of fire
razor blade slides
stove-top tire swings
above shark infested waters
this is one
we have given our children