Quicker Than The Eye by Joe Fiorito

Joe Fiorito’s third book of poems, Quicker Than The Eye, is a bounty of literary pleasures. Fiorito’s pen is a surgical knife. He writes short, sharp verse about old friends, new friends, family, and lingering loves. He captures history and currency with equal skill. His observations are as intimate as your bedroom or kitchen or the neighbourhood pool hall. There is droll humour in these pieces, but also layered sensuality—and yes, earned sadness. This volume contains some 60 poems; each of them get their own page, and each of them ask for your careful attention. This is work to be read, reread, and savoured. The gifts in here can be gifted, too. Put this volume on your holiday gift list.

-Michael Sobota