"Alex Gallo-Brown is the poet of the service economy." -- Valerie Trueblood, author of Search Party, Terrarium and other works of fiction
In this debut collection, Gallo-Brown explores through poetry, essays, and fiction what it means to labor in modern-day America. Stories about semipro poker players, line cooks in high-tech company cafeterias, down-on-their-luck drug runners, and an activist trying to drum up support for his union paint a bleak picture of dead-end jobs and truncated hopes, but also depict the roiling just underneath the surface of all those who have been disrespected and written off.
Watch Gallo-Brown read from his poem "After Charleston."