"All told, Spiking the Sucker Punch
reveals Telfer as a smart, funny poet who understands, above all, that laughs never come cheap." -Small Press Reviews
This gloriously bellowed lyrical and linguistic chaos, this 'mess of crossed wires and mixed seagulls,' will make your status quo ache, your perceptions implode, your horizons widen and shatter. -Patricia Smith, "Blood Dazzler
Robbie Q, our dazzling shooting star sparking the gritty Chicago heavens, crackling with the surprising and contradictory rhythms of life on the run and in the heat. Keep on, Brother Q, dance the dialectic, your wild inspired unruly convergence and conspiracy. -Bill Ayers, activist/educator/author
In Spiking the Sucker Punch, Robbie Q. Telfer rocks out a bestiary of antic poetics all his own. In his open and generous hands, speech acts zoom in and out of our collective desire to live and love. You will feel alive again reading it. -Daniel Nester, "How to Be Inappropriate
From the Author
I wrote this entire book while scream-crying on absinthe. I'm not even sure what's in there. Poetry? Doesn't sound like me...
If I could go back in time and rewrite this book, I would add:
- More dreamboat vampires.
- Less magic eye portraits.
- Three times as many poems about bears.
It's difficult being a modern author. The internet something and the facebook of course. It's never been easier to be immortalized and fewer people have ever cared about it. It is my hope that this book will be used as the new global currency, and I believe we are on target to meet this goal. Si se puede!