The Trees Around by Chris Tonelli


Ars Poëtica, Schmars Poëtica. Chris Tonelli turns poetry inside out with some of the crispest and wittiest meditations I’ve ever read. Seriously, there’s so little like it, and I love it. Chris is also the biggest sweetie. If you see him around—he’s based in Raleigh—please buy his books and (consensually) give him a hug.


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“Full of the will and the weather, that great skeptic Wallace Stevens walked to work and wrote his poems, poems you may well already love and believe. (Good, as they say, for you.) And as for Chris Tonelli, he walks in that integrity: read him, and be merciful unto yourself. His foot standeth in an even place. This book’ll make you bloom”—Graham Foust.

Chris Tonelli works in the Libraries at NC State and co-owns So & So Books in Raleigh, NC, where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their two kids, Miles and Vera. He is a founding editor of the independent poetry press, Birds, LLC, and he curates the So & So Series and edits So & So Magazine. In addition to his first collection, THE TREES AROUND (Birds, LLC) and WHATEVER STASIS (Barrelhouse Books), he is the author of five chapbooks.

The Trees Around by Chris Tonelli