"The appearance of Aaron Poochigian's The Cosmic Purr marks the debut of a poet of distinctive voice and impressive formal accomplishment."
Here, for a taste, is Reunion Show, first published in the Dark Horse:
Remember rage the way we used to love it
and what mad masks we wore when we began.
Think of the shrieking eagle on our van,
the decal, with its wings aflame,
and our prophetic name,
The Downward Spiral,
expansion of it,
the perks and packed arenas
before the groupies got between us,
the label dropped us, and the fad wound down.
Boys, since this bar is in a nowhere town,
let’s pound out, with our amps cranked up to ten,
sincerer tribute to the angry art
than we could handle at our start.
The blasphemy we hurled
against the world
was out of season.
Now we have damned good reason
to smash things up like ruined men,
and all my lyrics will be from the heart.