Ways to Build a Roadblock - Josh Ekroy
A Debut New Poets collection from Nine Arches Press
Josh Ekroy’s debut poetry collection explores the legacy of more than a decade of wars on terror, disastrous foreign policies and brutality. These are adroit and concise poems, observed from the standpoint of an unflinching bystander to the ‘shock and awe’ of early twenty-first century history.
Written with a graceful and precise wit, and a generous dash of surrealism, Ways to Build a Roadblock reminds us of our complicated complicities and boldly reflects on the contradictions of our age.
“Josh Ekroy's poems are inventive, witty and often as impassioned as they are original and memorable…Ekroy's craft and good ear enable him to write lines that stick and haunt and often make the reader see the world in a new way. This is a stunning and most welcome first collection, that expands in significance and power at each reading.” – Peter Carpenter