Impossible Angles

Impossible Angles is a chapbook of poems about love, loss, and the imperfect process of growing up. It was published on September 5th, 2017, by the Main Street Rag.

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Impossible Angles was originally published as a part of the Main Street Rag Publishing Company’s “Author’s Choice” series. The chapbooks in this series have to be suggested for publication by a Main Street Rag author. Scott Owens, a creative writing professor of mine when I attended Lenoir-Rhyne University, suggested the manuscript. In his words:

Debut collections of poetry are almost always exciting if for no other reason than because they present a new voice in the world of poetry. Often, these first efforts stand for years afterwards as the new author’s rawest, most honest, unpolished, and original work. Only time will tell how the poems in Jordan Makant’s first collection stack up against those he will (most certainly) compile later, but compared to collections by much more seasoned poets, these are already craftily formed and satisfyingly realized. More refreshingly, they also reveal something new: a voice that is simultaneously comfortable with the precision of a Mark Strand or a Robert Bly and the effusive stream of consciousness of Bukowski and Dobyns. Drawing from a wide range of models and mentors, these poems are real and surreal, imagistic and philosophical, familiar and novel, narrative and lyrical. Most of all, however, they are fresh. They feel like nothing we’ve quite read before and something that can reach us all. I can think of no one who will not enjoy these poems.
— Scott Owens

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Thank you! I hope you enjoy.

– Jordan