“Reading these absolutely terrific poems, with their southern colloquial drawl and sober Buddhist insight, is a bit like having a sage old sleepy tiger purr in your ear while you lie at the edge of the swamp in back of Billy-Joes's pickup truck.”—Dazed & Confused Magazine
“Sustaining, inspiring, even rescuing.”—Will Oldham, musician
“A true beast of a man with insight and beauty to spare.”—Harmony Korine, filmmaker
“Brett Eugene Ralph can look at a woman dancing alone, ‘eyes closed, lips parted, held aloft / in one hand half a mango, / a gigantic butcher knife / clutched in the other,’ and know immediately that she’s praying.”—Andrew Hudgins
Brett Eugene Ralph lives in rural western Kentucky. His country-rock ensemble, Brett Eugene Ralph’s Kentucky Chrome Revue, can be heard in seedy dives throughout the South.
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Ralph\x92s troubled characters and dissonant outbursts evoke a self-destructive youth: \x93It\x92s like somebody choking on a car horn,\x94 one poem ends, \x93or something metal being born.\x94 Ralph\x92s rough free verse\x97what he calls \x93Impossible Blues\x94\x97recall the deep Ozark surreali...| Read Full Review of Black Sabbatical: Poems (Lind...