Gordon Massman
The Numbers

Paperback Edition
96 pages
ISBN 1-886350-88-4

Gordon Massman's decades-long sequence of poems, The Numbers, is a hydra-headed, incantatory howl honoring the appetite that gorges on spillage from the riptides of desire and its near-spiritual flesh-fruits. In other words, it's a good antidote to not feeling alive.
-- Jack Myers

Gordon Massman's poetry graphically speaks of love and passion, alienation and connection, the father-son relationship, the demons that haunt the human soul, and the spirit which at all costs overcomes thepower of emotional honesty--with all the gifts of an award-winning author. Simply stated, The Numbers is one of the finest collections of poems I have come across in many years.
-- Charles Rowell, editor of Calalloo