(Selected Poems 1995 – 1999)
by Greg Gerding
Publication Date: October 2010
Trade Paper; 308 pages; 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
With Piss Artist, Greg Gerding continues the phrenic mayhem he spawned in Loser Makes Good. He has unequivocally grown as an artist and has very clearly found his voice here, and he is not afraid to use it. Loudly. Gerding is a gifted narrator, and as you turn the pages, you feel present in his world. You laugh at his folly. You empathize with his foible. You suffer through his hangover. Yet, when you close that back cover, you feel surprisingly enriched. There are myriad lessons in humanity and humility ensconced among the expletives. Piss Artist is a rush of a read.