I find this to be both a moving and disturbing poem [What Makes Us Human, Smile W/ Sparks] written by someone age 18. It could be the anthem of many people at age 18 and is universal in that sense…”
-Donal Mahoney, The Grave Digger’s Son
If I had to rate this chapbook, it would be a 5 out of 5, easy.”
-The Arkside of Thought
Jeremiah Walton writes with the all too lucid vision of an acid trip.”
-Peter Jelen, Bareback Lit
…filled with syntax pretzelled in service of beauty and truth….”
-Dave Higgins, Davetopia
It’s hard not to take Jeremiah Walton’s age into consideration when reviewing his most recent chapbook “Smile W/ Sparks (of a shotgun shot).” After all, he is 18, fresh out of high school, and grasping a poetic voice. What will shock readers about the chap is how quickly this young poet has found strands of this voice, which is unflinchingly strong throughout….”
– Christopher Byck, 48th Street Press
Smile With Sparks (of a shotgun shot) is Jeremiah Walton’s final chapbook publication for a while. It is available for direct reading through this page, and on his personal blog, Gatsby’s Abandoned Children. Jeremiah managed Nostrovia! Poetry 2011-2013, runs Walking Is Still Honest, The Traveling Poet, and works as editor for Underground Books’ The Kitchen Poet.
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