A Very Smart review in The Critical Flame

"Knox’s humor is the kind of funny which is surprising, generous, and vulnerable, and which demands generosity and vulnerability from the reader. This is the kind of funny we have found in writers as various as Gertrude Stein, Samuel Beckett, Antonin Artaud, and Kenneth Koch, as well as in many of the contemporary writers included by Stephen Burt in the modern “elliptical” mode. Absurdism, surrealism, camp, bait-and-switch, jiggery-pokery: the kind of funny, you don’t get what you paid for, you can’t sell it on. It’s the humor, not the gravity it supposedly punctures, which makes Days of Shame & Failure worthy of our attention, all the way through."

Thank you, Ailbhe, for such a brilliant, expansive read!

Jennifer KnoxComment