“Rich Smith’s ALL TALK is like listening to my own inner-life but hearing it articulated in a way that makes sense, it’s like figuring out something about the world and then knowing we might never really know what the world is. I read these poems and I feel an urgency, I feel better about things, I feel tongue-tied. Smith’s work makes me want to smoke cigarettes, order for the whole bar, fall in love, and die in some happy but messy way.”—Matthew Dickman

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  1. Also, besides “for whom friction moves” your line, “punctuated only by the occasional other person”

    That one, too. It sticks in my head. It sent me to sleep. I woke up and injested All Talk before my first cup of coffee, even.

    Thank you.

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