Asa Boxer

"Boxer successfully marries the heritage of past and present, while taking a playful interest in genre, formal constraints and the music wrought by carefully-turned language. A delight to read and read again. Asa Boxer is a true master of language- and he knows it. This collection is at once belly-shakingly funny, piercingly insightful, ironic, and melodically composed. The poems are a smooth read, but the reader is also drawn back to each cleverly crafted line. Boxer gives the reader room to feel that he/she is in on the joke. If poetry was ever 'meant' to be some way, this is it." ---2011 QWF Jury.