Winner of the 2006 Blue Light Book Award~~~~ Ed Meek has published poetry, fiction and articles in The Paris Review, Yankee, North Dakota Quarterly, Cream City Review, The North American Review, The Boston Globe, etc. He teaches at Austin Preparatory School and lives in Belmont with his wife and son. Winters, he snowboards. Summers, he takes naps. ~~~~~ "Ed meek digs underneath the broad lawns and narrow minds of the suburbs to unearth a deeper and at times darker, truth about ourselves and our lives." ~Doug Holder, editor and publisher, Ibbetson Street Press~~~~ "Ed Meek's poetry has always impressed me. In these recent poems, Meek is a master of his craft. His poems are brilliant, fresh, and full of subtle surprises. That this new volume of poetry has come out is a blessing. I have no hesitation in judging it one of the year's best." ~James Chichetto, editor, The Connecticut Poetry Review~~~~ "Poets are most important when politicians and advertisers are most energetically and dishonestly bending words against meaning, trying to fool us and sell us rather than delight us and shock us into recognition. The best poems are the antidote to lies and fraud, and false advertising. Ed meek's poems, apparently humble and unassuming but often wonderfully surprising, show us what's real and true, whether it's terrifying or funny as hell." ~Bill Littlefield, host of national public radio's "Only a Game."