Review: Black Aperture by Matt Rasmussen

Matt Rasmussen. Black Aperture. LSU Press 2013. 63 pp. $17.95 (paper)   Black Aperture, Matt Rasmussen’s first book, is the 2012 winner of the Walt Whitman Award and a National Book Award finalist. Any volume so heavily laureled is bound to raise suspicion, at least among poetry’s small and often cynical readership. It is my duty, however, to inform these dour few that Black Aperture deserves its honors. The book has been described as an... Read More

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