NATURE DOCUMENTARY: Poems by Noah Cicero
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I’m not David Foster Wallace.
David Foster Wallace’s parents
David Foster Wallace had a tiger mom
that was always up his ass.
My mother was high in the basement
on Xanax and painkillers,
watching soap operas.
“Nature Documentary is amazing. It scales out so far, the entire universe is visible in all its beautiful, fucked-up glory. Noah Cicero is a genius. Is it okay to say that? Do you believe me? Noah Cicero is a genius.”
BUD SMITH, author of WORK
“Nature Documentary contains poems about dinosaurs and the Grand Canyon and God. Which is fitting, because the poems themselves are dinosaur-like, and God-like, and Grand Canyon-like, in that there is something ancient in them, primal, beautiful and a little bit twisted. I just compared Noah Cicero to God. That means you should buy this book.”
JULIET ESCORIA, author of Witch Hunt
“Nature Documentary is a harsh reminder that humans are terrible beasts and we’re all hopelessly stuck following the rules of the animal kingdom.”
ELLE NASH, author of Animals Eat Each Other
“Cicero’s practical language couches a deep and searching spiritually; his poems address the minutiae of individual implications of imposing too much meaning onto any one instance.”
“The profundity of Cicero’s observations on the human condition, coupled with the directness of his language, is startling in the best way possible. Unpretentious, highly intelligent, and infused with a deep and admirable sense of empathy, Nature Documentary will shake you awake and remind you of the small, fleeting, and incredibly precious nature of your own life.”
AMY SAUL-ZERBY, author of Deep Camouflage
124 pages // Paperback
Cover art: Danial Ryan
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