Poetry Books

The Gold Rush (2021)

Craig Martin Getz’ fifth collection is a rich seam of poetry which explores ideas of sexuality, ageing, identity, loss and all the places we might call home, “I’d parted one fall from my mother’s belly with no promise of ever returning.”  With his photographer’s eye, Getz shows us “a country forever in the throes of a natural and/or biblical disaster”.  There are dogs dressed up for a parade, flirty waiters, traffic jams and dams. His language is precise, full of a strange knowledge that beguiles the reader, drawing them deeply into the poems, “my bare feet brush the cheek of a thing called hay”. 

The central poem, “The Miners’ Ten Commandments”, unites Getz’ themes in a glorious, sprawling, epic tour de force which effortlessly encompasses American history, genealogy and a profound contemplation of inheritance.  There is an honesty here which, at times, is quite breathtaking, “I surrender error to the world, error in the cracks.”

This collection is brave, defiant, edgy – it begins with the epigraph, “Never say ‘die’ – say ‘damn’” and ends with the same.  We should all live like this! 

—SUE BURGE, Confetti Dancers (2021)

Cover photography by me, 41 pages

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Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble

A Mountain on Jupiter – Earth Castle (2020)

My 3rd & 4th self-published collections of poetry, together in one book, are an intimate log of my journey through space and time and love in Spain.

Cover photography by me, 137 pages

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Billy Goat (2019)

My 2nd self-published collection of poetry is an attempt to understand and learn from a time of crisis.

Cover photography by me, 53 pages

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Suicide, 1964 (2017)

My 1st self-published debut collection of poetry is a homage to family, distance, time, damage and repair.

Cover photography by me, 69 pages

Check out the presentation video and poems previously published.

Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble

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