Riot in the Charm Factory: New and Selected Work

The best of Todd Colby's Soft Skull poetry collections Ripsnort and Cush are here with new poetry and prose. This is simultaneously a Best Of and a launching into new directions for this intensely high-energy poet. He is a spontaneous, lively performer, the sharpest, funniest poetic voice under 35. Mr. Colby makes serious sport of language, showing its basis in the body's impulses and its mutable meanings, explained Ann Powers in the New York Times.