In Keith Leonard’s poetry, time veers off the road and suddenly what matters changes. We find ourselves post-cool and past caring about that. We have new concerns–the children taking on the fears we have finally outgrown.
With honest humor, his “Abecedarian for New Parents” colorfully catalogs all the types of sleep parents will miss. Fans of Leonard’s book Ramshackle Odewill note the sentence “Yes, it’s worth it,”: once again, Leonard invites us to marvel that what previously seemed ridiculous has been made reasonable by love.