These poems by David Boski hit hard and punch you in the face like the narrator in the opening poem ‘Thanks for Asking’. Confronting the demons found in sickness, death, relationships and simply walking his dog, Boski is unafraid to spit out the truth. Although some poems have been written in the times of Covid-19, Boski reminds us that there has always been suffering, isolation and fear. Difficult things to deal with, and Boski asks on more than one occasion “What’s the point?” I would say it’s that we need to endure and face the demons and Boski’s words show us we are not alone in doing so.
—Adrian Manning, Poet and Publisher: Concrete Meat Press