SPY POEM: REVIEWS
from PJ Gallo in COLDFRONT
Samuel Amadon’s latest chapbook, Spy Poem, exudes a quality of overhearing. Its jarring, syllabic headspace, informed by observations that are mightily susceptible to interruption and misinterpretation, impresses both the elusive hum of a single conversation in a noisy room and the open quiet that characterizes an erasure. Such is the smartly executed oxymoron of Spy Poem: to communicate clearly the unclear.