In the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed collection, Mute, Raymond Luczak sets out on a turbulent journey after ending a 15-year relationship. The poems of Road Work Ahead follow Luczak as he meets kindred souls on his travels and wonders what it means to love again. He opens the suitcase of his heart in far-flung cities and points beyond. His poems, pungent with musk and ache, will open yours too.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
“Raymond Luczak’s poems are shot through with nostalgia
and yearning—for lost lovers, lost selves, lost cities, and
for the unfulfilled promises of language and desire.
This book is alive with a marvelous restlessness,
in which the body itself becomes a shining, liminal landscape.”
— Jude Nutter, author of
I Wish I Had A Heart Like Yours, Walt Whitman
“Raymond Luczak unapologetically wears his heart on his sleeve in Road Work Ahead telling his own truth in the only way he knows how with pure beautiful rawness that pulsates on the page. Luczak is one of the most important poetic scribes of our generation. I for one, am both honored and proud to be amongst such company.”
— Shane Allison, author of Slut Machine
“Luczak is a metaphorical topographer,
surveying the roads he has traveled
and the road ahead . . . This is poetry
that will take you places.”
— Steven Reigns, author of Inheritance
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