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Jeff Friedman is a great liar and an even greater comedian. As a liar he remembers everything and nothing from the last two thousand years. As a comedian, he knows hyperbole, pacing, irony, and all the others. He can't fool me though, he's a true poet and those are facades. If he had written nothing but "Poem for Ross Gay." If he had written nothing but "My Shammai."

—Gerald Stern

soon to be released: pretenders
Available February 2014