The Gold Tooth in the Crooked Smile of God by Douglas Cole
“There's some kind of magic going on in Douglas Cole's The Gold Tooth in the Crooked Smile of God,” writes Jim Daniels.
From “The Consolation of Philosophy:” “There is a great ledger book behind things/in which you will find recorded all/your joy and success,/sickness, failure, pleasure and suffering/over the arc of several life-times/(because one is never enough),/as every soul is delivered in exact proportion/the same amount of comedy and tragedy.”
Title: The Gold Tooth in the Crooked Smile of God
Author: Douglas Cole
List Price: $27.99 (hardback)
Publication Date: October 30, 2018
Hardcovers and paperback editions are available.
“These are poems of the street, and their gritty observations remind us what it means to be alive—to struggle, to dream, to survive.”
—Jake Young, former editor of Chicago Quarterly Review
“Douglas Cole’s gritty, gut-wrenching and image-rich poetry will haunt you long after reading his work. “
—Dan Sicoli, Co-Editor of Slipstream and author of Pagan Supper and The Allegories
“The lovelorn, the haunted, and the neglected are lifted from their place in the margins and given the spotlight, front and center. These well-wrought poems make the commonplace special, and celebrate the forgotten with dignity and warmth.”
—John Skoyles, Editor Ploughshares, and author The Nut File and A Moveable Famine
“There's some kind of magic going on in Douglas Cole's The Gold Tooth in the Crooked Smile of God—he casts an entrancing spell with the long sinuous unfolding of these exquisite poems. Wry, wistful, poignant and humble, these winding poems create surprising streams that I am grateful to be carried down.”
—Jim Daniels, poet, screenwriter, author of Street Caligraphy and The Middle Ages