Nietzsche’s Horse is a collection of prose poems that concentrates on longing and loss and their interactions.
“Kennedy . . . carves a new space into the genre of American Surrealistic poetry . . .” —Rain Taxi
“Nietzsche’s Horse is full of bad luck and surprises; a kind of American life that can turn religion or science or family quickly into a waking dream or nightmare. Christopher Kennedy is a remarkable storyteller, whispering little mysteries to the reader from many rooms in a concave house. Comic, bewildered, and brilliant, Nietzsche’s Horse is a riveting book.” —Michael Burkard, author of The Fires They Kept
“A haunting, complex, and very beautiful book. Kennedy has a deep understanding of American longing and the inevitable losses associated with that longing and, because he is a powerful artist, is able to make from that loss a wonderful victory: this moving portrait of the human heart examining itself.”—George Saunders, author of CivilWarLand in Bad Decline
ABOUT CHRISTOPHER KENNEDY
Christopher Kennedy is the author of Ennui Prophet (BOA Editions, Ltd.),Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death (BOA Editions, Ltd.), Trouble with the Machine (Low Fidelity Press), andNietzsche’s Horse (Mitki/Mitki Press). He is an associate professor of English at Syracuse University where he directs the MFA program in creative writing.