That Turned Ugly Fast

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Book Three in the Soap Box Stomping Trilogy

With a Foreword by Viggo Mortensen

“Dancing in the boneyard / He is the man in the bunny / suit waving from the side / of the road.” These lines from a poem in Mark Berriman’s new collection, That Turned Ugly Fast, might well describe the poet himself. He twirls his subjects out and around in jitterbug language, taking on everything from corn syrup to the zipper merge. Sometimes he makes you laugh; sometimes he makes you cry. You won’t be bored, and don’t worry: it will be over too soon—almost before you know it.”

–Joyce Sutphen, Minnesota State Poet Laureate