I couldn’t have possibly been the best, but I deeply, deeply appreciate the gesture. Thank you John Rufo for these words~

“Joey De Jesus’s work transforms itself into the world by coming forth as erasures, formally constrained pieces, vocal metamorphoses, and lyric-doublings. He is aware of the page and the un-page: that is, while rooted in poetic consciousness, he cracks the limiting concept open that there is only a written life or a “real” life.” [read more]

Source: The Best Poem I Read This Month: Joey De Jesus’s “Materia VII”