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Tony Gruenewald
The Secret History of New Jersey

Concerning poets, Tom House once noted that “now and again / a good one learns / laughter.” Living in New Jersey, one needs a good sense of humour partly because, as a resident, you and your state are always being laughed at and, as the collective butts of jokes, “we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh” (Friedrich Nietzsche). Fully aligned with the message of this pairing is a homegrown poet, Tony Gruenewald, whom I met years and years ago and taught me by example that poetry can be funny, poignant, and obscenely beautiful.