Ed Barrett
The Sinatra n
Pages: 96
ISBN: 978-1-940-39620-0
Publication Date: April 2016

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The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing triggered the poems in Ed Barrett’s The Sinatra n, poems that race across these pages with lethal riptide quickness. Barrett’s Boston is not the prophetic :city on a hill” that its Puritan forefathers claimed it would be. It is an ocean city, a tidal landscape built over shifting landfill, underground rivers and an underworld of religious, violent dreams of unconditional transcendence.

The Sinatra n is Barrett’s twelfth collection of poetry and his sixth book of poems published by Pressed Wafer.