Stumble Into a Lighted Room by Bill Buege

These funny, caustic, rueful poems cover a lifetime of travel, research, and observation, ranging from 19th century Kansas to present day Americans dreaming of the day they (at last!) become a zombie, and can wreck havoc on the friends and acquaintances they most dislike.

Joseph Boyden, author of The Orenda, says, “Reading Stumble Into A Lighted Room made me fall in love with poetry again. This collection is wildly original. At once wicked and fun, cutting and gentle, sometimes hilarious and often crushing, reading Buege’s work is witnessing a red tail hawk pursued by taunting song birds. Dizzying. I couldn’t put this book down.”

Richard Newman, author of All the Wasted Beauty of the World, says: “Superbly crafted but never overworked, [these poems] bristle with humor and heartbreak.”