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Praise for Beautiful Monster
Eric Gudas is an astonishingly flexible poet, alternately formal and demotic, a sort of dark Whitman chronicling a world of objects made to be thrown away. When he turns to the waste of human energies in our late capitalist economy, he writes a kind of political poetry absolutely unlike anyone else’s: utterly inventive and utterly without self-righteousness.
— Alan Williamson
Eric Gudas’s poems move like an explorer. He brings a lively, fast-footed verbal energy to the work of scoping out insights and perceptions. Language is his instrument of discovery.
— Marie Ponsot
About Eric Gudas
Eric Gudas’s poems, essays, and literary interviews have appeared in such publications as The American Poetry Review, Crazyhorse, The Iowa Review, Poetry Flash, and The Southern Review. He and his wife Alyssa Sherwood, an animator, live with their daughter in Pasadena, California. As a doctoral candidate in English at UCLA, Eric is working on a book-length study of Eleanor Ross Taylor’s poetry.
Contact Eric Gudas: email@example.com