Skeleton Says (Signed, Incl. Shipping)
Finishing Line Press
ISBN: 1-59924-635-X / 978-1-59924-635-2
In Scot Siegel’s Skeleton Says, the twin voices of ‘I’ and ‘Skeleton’ reverberate one man’s experience of aging in a world not unlike Yeats’s ‘rag and bone shop of the heart.’ Here, father, lover, body, and ghost give way to the inevitable specter of all life. Like a west coast Robert Frost, Siegel reveals the marrow of nature and self.
~ Catherine Kasper, Creative Writing Program Director, University of Texas at San Antonio
Introspective and lyrical, Skeleton Says weaves its ghost through California pines, an ash vial from Mount Saint Helens, bees behind the clapboards, even the Junior Olympics. Siegel's poems artfully strum the bones of life, collecting what marrow drips out in order to paint vignettes that leave inescapable vibrations up and down your spine.
~ Arlene Ang, The Pedestal Magazine and Press 1
Siegel's poetry gets down to the bare bones of a thing. He peels away the fat, the extraneous flesh and flab, and exposes the most intimate and most vulnerable self, normally hidden, but now brought out into a loving light. See if your own bones don't resonate with his. Siegel will make you feel your marrow move.
~ Zinta Aistars, Author, and Editor of The Smoking Poet