by Mr. Matthew J. Zapruder '89
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Copper Canyon Press; 2010; 96 pp.
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Matthew Zapruder's third book mixes humor and invention with love and loss, as when the breath of a lover is compared to "a field of titanium gravestones / growing warmer in the sun." The title poem is an elegy for the heroes and mentors in the poet's life—from David Foster Wallace to the poet's father. Zapruder's poems are direct and surprising, and throughout the book he wrestles with the desire to do well, to make art, and to face the vast events of the day.
Come on All You Ghosts was the October 2011 Amherst Reads Featured Book of the Month.