The stream of consciousness in this book will rip any innocence you may have into nonexistence. This is a cult classic, and an exemplary long poem, which like dynamite, will explode upon your reading of it. —Recommended by Jared, City Lights Books
Frank Stanford was called by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alan Dugan a brilliant poet, ample in his work, like Whitman. He was the founder of Lost Roads Publishers and the author of a number of important works, among them the epic The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love You, reprinted by Lost Roads under the editorship of Forrest Gander and C.D. Wright. Frank Stanford said his purpose in his writing and with his press was to 'reclaim the landscape of American poetry'. Stanford ended his own life in 1978 when he was 29. The reprinting of this major book is a truly important, much anticipated literary event.