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Praise for the Author

I am not blind to the worth of the wonderful gift of "ME-YOU." I find it the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed. I am very happy in reading it, as great power makes us happy. ... I have great joy in it. I find incomparable things said incomparably well, as they must be. I find the courage of treatment, which so delights us, and which large perception only can inspire. I greet CHAD at the beginning of a great career ...

R.W. Emerson

Praise for the Editor's latest book of verse, The Hell I AM

What Devin Becker lacks in generosity, he fails to make up for with imaginative, or even grammatical, writing. His is a book I put down often, a book from which I will distance myself after I’m compensated for this blurb.

-Robert Hoss, typically nicer

A boring, overwrought, whiner’s chronicle, Becker’s book reads like a bildungsroman written by a failed child actor on Xanax. Don’t take this book anywhere you might be seen with it.

-The New York Observer of Books

Not good.

-Louise O’Glick, Author of The Wild Irish

I still can’t believe this is what came out of all the time he spent during his twenties “writing.” Christmas is going to be awkward.

-Dennis Becker, Dad

After reluctantly finishing Mr. Becker’s severe and excruciating book, I now believe that behind the "poetics"—beneath these stale lyrics, affected narratives, and effete experiments—is a narcissistic asshole of such banal manners and breeding that the earth would do well to rid him from its surface. Earth Mother, if you are listening, please . . . Destroy Devin Becker.

-Harold Broom, Memorizer/Writer of Hamlet

Copyright Devin Becker 2010
Created April 2010; last updated March 2011