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"Vincent Guerra has the poetry car revved up and ready to go into the dark night delirious with stars. You have been in this car before but not with someone who knows how to make the radio sing the hit parade of the universe like Guerra does. ‘For Christ's Sake, Pay Attention,’ one poem tells us. Do what the man says.” — Barbara Hamby

“The arcades and fairways and malls of America sparkle with whimsy in this bold and beautiful tale of lost innocence. Vincent Guerra fashions a distinctly original poetry, in which childlike wonder and adult courage are fused together by unbridled, swift language of an almost atomic intensity. These are ‘quiet fireworks of impulse,’ new stars being born in a galaxy newly discovered.” — D.A. Powell

"...Poetrymaking is gathering words to create a place we can understand; and Guerra’s inescapable humor and relevant despair somehow connects us to everything behind our control, and we love that he’s in charge of that. ..." — Washington Independent Review of Books Read the full review here.

"With a talent for wordplay and wit, Guerra deconstructs the most mundane elements of the everyday, interspersing lighthearted observations (“Some dogs / have haircuts from the 1980s”) with weightier ponderings (“What is the world made of when gravity abandons us”)... the collection frequently dazzles with its depth of emotional intelligence." — Guernica Read the full review here.

When Hollywood Comes to You is available for purchase at Four Way Books.