"Slime-eyed zombies," boozers, miners, angels and restaurant workers, Dottie the blow up doll -- thank you, Jeff Walt, for the great pleasure of their company in "Soot." There is a keen eye and a huge heart behind these poems. Please give us more, and soon.   
-- Kim Addonizio, author of "Lucifer at the Starlight" (W.W. Norton, 2009).


"Jeff Walt's collection is filled with dirt, grit and dust. These tough poems squint in the bright light but focus, fear both real and imaginary dangers but still face the day; fall but get up to brush themselves off and move on. Make no mistake. This is not a collection of love poems, but there's love here, hidden in the cracks of sidewalks, in the fur of an old alley cat, even in the aisles of an adult store that sells sex toys."
-- Karen J. Weyant, 2009 judge, author of "Stealing Dust" (Finishing Line Press, 2009).

REVIEWS: Via Negativa & GoodReads &  Fiddler Crab Review.

NOW IN ITS 2nd PRINTING:  "Soot." Poems by Jeff Walt. Number Five in the Keystone Chapbook Series, selected as co-winner of the 2009 Keystone Chapbook Prize by Karen J. Weyant. Release date: January 31, 2010. 27 pages. ISBN: 978-0-9820372-5-6. $7.  Published by Seven Kitchens Press.

Click here for ordering information.  If you are on the island of Oahu, copies of "Soot" are currently available at The Contemporary Museum's Shop.


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