Inheriting Craziness Is Like a Soft Halo of Light: everyone’s got one but no one can see it
Inheriting Craziness Is Like a Soft Halo of Light: everyone’s got one but no one can see it by Thomas Fucaloro, graduate, the MFA in Creative Writing at The New School.
Three Rooms Press, 2010
Thomas Fucaloro’s spectacular first collection of poetry is a beautiful, raw, intense read. According to Emily Kagan Trenchard, curator of the louderARTS Project, “Thomas Fucaloro’s particular gift is to harness the crazed wisdom at the bottom of the bottle, to scrape a fleck of beauty from the underside of a binge, and to call madness by a name so familiar we can’t help but recognize it in ourselves.” In these 57 poems, Fucaloro brings to light new angles of perception of madness, addiction and modern urban living. Each poem takes risks in form and content. As author Jon Sands notes, “To read Thomas is to literally discover each line with him. There’s really nothing he won’t say. He’s as surprised as you are.”