Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. "The world has long been full of praise for Jim Sallis's crime novels' poetic prose and richly-described landscapes. It is time that we simply call Sallis a poet, one who depicts and reveals our inner landscape. These poems in BLACK NIGHT'S GONNA CATCH ME HERE] are both musical and plainspoken; they do not employ 'exalted speech' (as he says, 'we fought it. Took barrooms / home to bed, the American idiom, real warts / on imaginary frogs') but instead use language for the best reasons, to 'find beauty, try to understand, survive.'" Katrina Vandenberg"
Black Night's Gonna Catch Me Here
New Rivers Press
Selected Poems, 1968-2012
Education & Reference