In his 3rd e-book of poems, Mark Halliday grapples with the unending fight among self-concern and knowledge of the rights of others. via humor, ironic twists, and clean candor, those poems confront quite a few situations—death, divorce, inventive egotism and envy, own relationships—where the very inspiration of self
is less than siege.
"If Selfwolf have been a pop song CD, it'd be hailed as Mark Halliday's leap forward album. . . . This 3rd choice of poems teems with unsparing confessions of misdirected lust, misplaced religion, remorse and a winningly goofy cheerfulness within the face of all that undesirable stuff. . . . The casual, conversational caliber of Halliday's paintings virtually hides its artfulness, which looks accurately his intention."—Ken Tucker, New York occasions publication Review
"With unflinching, usually comedian honesty approximately how 'ego-fetid, antagonistic, greedy' we're, Halliday exposes the self's wolfish hungers and weaknesses."—Andrew Epstein, Boston Review
"Mark Halliday's new booklet bargains extra of his trademark riffs on self-consciousness. His subversive, stunning, highly relaxing poems will make you snigger out loud, squirm in uncomfortable popularity, and savour anew the comedy of our day-by-day battles for self-preservation. . . studying Halliday is natural satisfaction. . . . i like the bold and intelligence with which Halliday skates alongside the moving boundary among self inside of and international outdoor. Selfwolf slows down our ordinary negotiations among 'in right here' and 'out there,' exposing the edgy comedy of the way we survive."—Damaris Moore, Express Books