Scattered Clouds Receives Glowing Review in Foreword
In book reviewer Matt Sutherland's short and sweet review of Scattered Clouds by Reuben Jackson, he remarks on Reuben's use of punctuation saying "By avoiding cumbersome punctuation and the formality of capitalization, Reuben Jackson lullabies his way into treasured-voice status, quiet yet forceful."
The review is, as stated, a brief one; but, in a couple of sentences Sutherland gives an accurate aesthetic assessment of Reuben's unique style. That is an achievement unto itself.
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“Reuben Jackson’s marvelous poems map the poles between ode and lamentation, politics and intimacy, sagacity and audacity. He writes for everyday neighbors, folkloric brothers, and imaginary sisters. He writes for Trayvon Martin as well as Frank Sinatra. He nimbly charts the broad spectrum of our lives and loves. I have admired Reuben Jackson’s work for over twenty years. Scattered Clouds will alert old and new poetry fans to his fine, abiding talent.”
—Terrance Hayes, author of American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin