Health Carefully (Paperback)
Health Carefully is no virtual reality ride. It's the real thing. And, it burns with an exuberant, irreverent fire. Set on the Navajo Reservation where Jesse Maloney teaches, the book opens with a left hook, "Winter's God," a surprise from line one, its imagery at once brutal and unrelenting, ironic, and tender. It paves the way for poems that experiment, tease, snake dangerously across the page, poems that make us laugh, cry, poems that take us from Tuba City to Hawaii to Prague and back. This energetic work bursts comfortable human cages.