Review:I’ve written a lot about David Stone’s work already [...], but I just received his newest chapbook in the mail, and it is another great installment in the corpus of one of our most original poets. The Bloodhound Works (published by Propaganda Press / Alternating Current) is subtitled “Selected Poems 2009,” and marks Stone’s response [to] the present economic upheaval the world seems to be undergoing. While his bio at the end of this 4¼” x 5½” pamphlet states that Stone “lives on some scraps from the financial crisis,” many of the poems themselves evoke it:
“The Bloodhound’s Work”
Bus passengerscrashed in orbit.Marauders and piratesscanned the premises of hell.The bloodhoundfound the trailof body partsand bloodin lit streetsand open fieldsand demanded foodon the dinerparking lot.