Here’s what Nicky Beer, author of The Diminishing House and co-editor of Copper Nickel, has to say about the book:
“By turns elliptical and aphoristic, macrocosmic and microcosmic, timeless and contemporary, Punchline is not a book of poems for those who merely want to be diverted or amused; this work is for readers who consider poetry the natural sibling of philosophy. Nick Courtright’s finely-distilled poems mine the frustrating unknowableness of the world, and celebrate its exhilarating mystery with elegance, compassion, and imagination.”
A while back, CultureMap interviewed me about the book, with shout-outs to parenthood, poetry’s not being for sissies, and the planet Jupiter. To spy on some poem samples, visit here, here, here, or here.