"Directness is a strength in these poems, not a weakness. Monologues, they are not speeches; bare, bleak, they are not simple. As I read them, I felt that Eady probably refines his poems by speaking them aloud, that he cultivates the art of manipulating an audience. The lessons of oral performance have served him well. He knows how to strike to the center of a poem, fire a song and link the sparks together into an effective whole, stopping exactly at the point where the jagged edge whets the reader's appetite for more."Eady, Cornelius is the author of 'Brutal Imagination Poems', published 2001 under ISBN 9780399147203 and ISBN 0399147209.