Wave Books, paperback
Publication Date: April 4, 2023
Publisher Marketing: With the same dark wit found in all of Michael Earl Craig's previous collections, Iggy Horse is a book that is unafraid to speak both into and from the uncanny valley in ways that only a former Poet Laureate of Montana can. Here, in his sixth book, Craig's poems resonate with an inscrutable logic that feels excitedly otherworldly and unsettlingly familiar, whether he be writing about the cadaver that Hans Holbein the Younger used as a model, Montana as the "Italy of God," or the milking rituals in Kelly Reichardt's First Cow. Not merely absurdist, Iggy Horse is a book that smartly attends to the strangeness of American life with the poetic observations of true satire.