JL Martindale has been featured as part of a multi city event, poertypalooza. Today she turns her focus on another local, and Cadence contributor, Kevin Ridegway. You know you haven’t finished your shopping, and you know that Gatsby Books is simply waiting to greet you, and your last minute needs.
Although All the Rage, Kevin Ridgeway’s collection of poetry, is fun, there is nothing light about it. The poems are ghetto fabulous, traipsing humble hipster landscapes, stalking beat ghosts like a character out of a Salinger novel seeking meaning. The poems in this collection will make you laugh and then choke on your sudden inhale of harsh epiphanies that taste like burnt coffee and stale cigarette smoke. I suggest you be a little selfish this holiday season and purchase this collection for yourself. Wrap it up and sign the card, “from Santa.”