Bombshelter Press, 1978 144pp
Late-'70s collection by the editor/poet, previously known as Marcus.
When I talk to Mexican poets, I find myself thumbing my dog-eared copies of Jack Grapes to show what North American poetry can do at this moment. Grapes works himself sideways into the poem by beginning in an ordinary voice, and before you know it, cosmic disaster is at hand. He honors his own difficulties and wrestles with encountered obscurity instead of hitting the delete key. This book was set apart from anything else I saw published this year.
John Oliver Simon, Poetry Flash