Review of Michael Casey’s Latest Collection

Michael Casey’s most recent poetry collection from Loom Press, There It Is: New and Selected Poems, was reviewed in the fall 2017 issue of At Buffalo (mixed media publication from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he attended for his MS in physics):


“Casey made waves with his 1972 collection, ‘Obscenities,’ in which he detailed his Vietnam War experience in raw, sardonic terms. Some of those poems are included here, along with many others in which Casey explores middle-class America, primarily through an excavation of regional dialects that brings out the murky undertones of everyday speech. The poems are deceptively frank, often using a kind of punchline humor that belies the complicated attitudes of his speakers toward colleagues, family members and women in general.”

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