Capp Road is a brutal, unflinching portrait of small town America. Here, Matt Borczon trains his laser-focus upon the claustrophobic, suffocating, sinking feeling of not being able to escape the nowhere fate that threatens, at every turn, to capture us like bugs under glass. What makes this book work, really work at a fundamental level, is Borczon’s minimalistic storytelling approach. The broken characters that wander Capp Road are neither good nor bad – they simply are. They are doing the best they can with the fucked-up situation they were born into. Their hopes, dreams, fears, stories, and journeys through madness and redemption, through Borczon’s trademark smashed-up sentence narrative, becomes ours. Capp Road is not a book to be read – it is meant to be ingested, injected, scraped from under our fingernails and shaken off like dust. This book is a triumph. — Wolfgang Carstens, Epic Rites Press
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Matthew Borczon is a nurse and Navy sailor from Erie, Pa. He has published four books of poetry, A Clock of Human Bones (Yellow Chair Review), Battle Lines (Epic Rites Press), Ghost Train (Weasel Publishing), Sleepless Nights and Ghost Soldiers (Grey Boarders), and The Smallest Coffins are the Heaviest (Epic Rites Punk Chapbook). He was a recipient of the Emerging Artist Grant in his hometown of Erie, Pa. He was nominated for a Pushcart and a Best of the Net for poetry in 2016. When not writing he raises four children with his wife of 21 years.
Copyright © 2017 Matt Borczon
Cover photograph by Jay Miner
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