We Grow Tomatoes in Tiny Towns by Jeremy Jusek
We Grow Tomatoes in Tiny Towns is an homage to rural living. This poetry collection meanders through the spiritual fabric that holds communities together, acutely aware of the practical approach to life that’s commonplace among small town residents. Fiercely loyal to the enduring nature of Garrettsville's distinctly American spirit yet honest in its assessment of the village's social fabric, Jeremy explores the pros and cons of knowing everyone on a first-name Basis.
Drawing his inspirations from a diverse crowd of poets like John Berryman, Philip Levine, Lynn Emanuel, and John Ashbery, Jeremy's writing is a mixture of the straightforward confessional and layered surreal. Utilizing a cast of recurring characters, forest phantoms, and offbeat imagery, this poetry collection comes together as a grand formula for elevating the mundane to grand significance.