"Richard Lemm's poetry arcs from the deeply interior – mapping the core of masculinity from childhood crimes and losses and shames – through a vital engagement with the world, with its lovers and heroes and assholes, its baseball and racism, to, finally, a commanding and reflective long poem that gathers up the thread of an entire family history. Lemm masterfully blends his narrative poetic style with lyrical sweeps across time and space: he can take us from ancient Greece to modern within a single poem - a tour de force. Four ways of dealing with bullies is infused with Lemm's wit, his spilling love of life and his poetic magnetism." – Maureen Hynes
Human Business - And Lots of it (Jeanette Lynes, The Antigonish Review)
"Because Lemm’s poetic voice has an appealingly fresh, conversational, colloquial quality, it is easy to overlook his technical virtuosity. His poems seem spontaneous, uninhibited, loose; but a closer examination unpacks some savvy poetic maneuvers."
Other Titles by Richard Lemm
Burning House (2010)