Read the chatscript from the April 2, 2014 session of #litchat with poet Aaron Belz hereAaron Belz

April is National Poetry Month in the United States. We’re celebrating with the rest of the literary community with a special guest host today, poet Aaron Belz. Belz has published two books of poetry, The Bird Hoverer (BlazeVOX 2007) and Lovely, Raspberry (Persea 2010), and has a third, Glitter Bomb, forthcoming from Persea in June. He lives in Hillsborough, NC.

glitter-bomb-cover-sml“The poems in Glitter Bomb pull no punches: irreverent, devastating, even nasty at times, they capture the present moment in all its absurdity and hyperreality. ‘Lampwise by altarlight’ (pace Dylan Thomas), Aaron Belz keeps his eye on the object: often hilarious, he is also wise: here is a charming little poem called ‘Team,’ telling us, with its tongue firmly in its cheek, that we do need others: ‘There’s no I in team, / but there’s one in bitterness / and one in failure.’Glitter Bomb is full of such pleasures.”—Marjorie Perloff

Follow Aaron Belz on Twitter: @AaronBelz.