Brutal honesty. Nakedness. Jonny gives us a window into the misadventures - the exploits - of driving a taxi. If Bukowski would have driven a cab, this is the book he would've written about it.
Here's what people are saying about Taxis and Shit:
“Taxis and Shit is an 83-page cab ride through the best parts of what poetry once was, mixed with multiple side trips into the future of what poetry is meant to be. Holden Caulfield-tinged tales of life, pop music, and the bone drenched search for true love, as witnessed from the front seat of a taxi cab. If you’re a fan of poetry, you’ll love this book. If you’re currently of the opinion that all poetry is bullshit, prepare to have those opinions modified at the biomolecular level. About Poetry. About Taxis. About Life, the Universe, the Whole Thing.”
- Rob Geisen, author of Paper Thin
“Jonathan Montgomery’s Taxis and Shit quickly puts readers in a kind of inner space that’s rare for poetry lovers. The poems are microscopic slices of relationship, the brief, transparent, partly-formal, but terribly intimate relationship between a taxi driver and his diverse passengers. Montgomery has a sense of the dramatic in the everyday, but the magic of these poems is that he zeroes in on what can unfold between strangers who never get to look in each other’s eyes: the weirdness and sweetness, the insecurity behind the brashness, the body and its impulses, sex and shame and sorrow.”
- Trebbe Johnson, author of The World Is a Waiting Lover: Desire and the Quest for the Beloved
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Paperback: 91 pages / Poetry Hybrid
Published: August 24, 2009
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