With a perfect blend of wit, eloquence, and honesty, these poems delight, haunt, and illuminate in equal measure every subject they celebrate. Bouquet of Red Flags is laced with much more than the typical LSD (love, sex, divorce) of modern poetry. Here lie poems that elevate daily miracles of coincidence entertaining epiphanies, deeply spiced.
By turns delightful, haunting, and humorous, Bouquet of Red Flags blends wit and honesty in form, rhyme, and the artful composition Taylor Mali is known for. These poems commemorate the end of a marriage, celebrate the overlooked daily imperfect miracles of coincidence, and elevate the singular "strings and obligations good luck drags behind it like tin can marriage bells."
"Mali's poems are clear. They are almost always hysterically funny, often sentimental, appealing, accessible. And smart."
- Bob Holman