DESCRIPTION: Chapbook. 40 pages. 5 ½ x 5 ½ inches. (2008). Edition of 80 copies. $7 Just read—a first real read—The Maximum and think it is everything I am currently searching and hoping for in poetry: how a two-word poem, “Some Day,” holds such worlds of feeling times thought condensed…this is the seashell Valéry talks about: the gradual and mysterious formation of six letters, sieved out of turbulence—stolen clarities amidst so much junk subjectivity that is living. I agree with minimalism’s maximal intensities. Especially in our current languo-saturated straits, these are as perfect as poems come.
—Zack Finch