About the Poems
by Samuel Amadon
When I was in the Fifth Grade, we took a test to determine whether we would communicate best by speaking or writing. I was told I would communicate best "mentally," which is to say, I would soon learn how to thumb-wrestle myself.
Often, I believe a sonnet's about the right size for making things up.
I have never had the best relationship with animals.
Often, I like to have a poem be one sentence.
I once was an altar boy. I've been once to the Cloisters.
When I was in College, the Government built Lasers near my Apartment.
If there was such a thing as The Connecticut School of Poets, these poems would trade bourbon and erasers with Michael Schiavo.