Flaming Blurbscapes

Dan Coffey, Iowa State University

This review is from Real Pants (2015): http://realpants.com/flaming-blurbscapes/. Posted with permission.


Intrepid poetic landscaper John Gallaher decided to buck the trend of getting blurbs from fellow poets for the back cover of his latest collection. Instead, he turned to the world of music, and so In a Landscape (BOA Editions, 2014) sports blurbs from The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Clem Snide’s Eef Barzelay, both talented and left-field songwriters. I asked John about this break with tradition, and the resulting interview appears below Coyne’s and Barzelay’s blurbs.