the tragedy in my neighborhood
"No one does what Ken Cormier does -- set the poem free to the infinite, knowing that it will always return, home, striking gold in them thar hearts."
"Balance Act is a no-net, bare-naked, high-wire performance that defies gravity with hilarity, with absurdity, and with a blessed surround-sound of song. Ken Cormier cuts language to its tender, small bone-words and rattles them like crazy."
-Janet Kauffman, author of Eco-dementia and Trespassing: Dirt Stories and Field Notes