Monday, August 31, 2009


Title: 10
Author: Tom Curry
Publisher: Naked Mannekin
Format: 7.5 x 5" Chapbook, 24 Pages
List Price: $8.00

Tom Curry brings his “A” game to writing and expects his readers to do the same. He is often referred to as an academic poet, or even one of the “neo-beats,” but neither of these is accurate. He is the beat philosopher, one of the founding members of the Waiting 4 the Bus Poetry Collective, who has lead the battle to cure the poetry world of the affliction of genre. His poetry carries the bluntness of Ernest Hemingway and the wit of Oscar Wilde, and he will not dumb it down for a world that has had its senses numbed by reality television. His genius is to wield verse to point out that the emperor is both naked and a bit of a dullard. He is not one to suffer fools lightly. Tom Curry’s collection 10 is smart, witty, and sometimes reveals the incredible idiocy and ignorance of the world’s population. 10 is an antiseptic for the scraped knee of our skewed world view.

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