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Nightmaze Part of a chapter of a novel (still waiting for Godot to get back to me on a publication date), which appeared in BOMB. This chapter formed the basis for a live-performance version of Nightmaze, created in collaboration with composer Sebastian Currier. The piece has quite a few unusual highway signs, all of them in strict compliance with the official standards manual (dream edition).
writes with a deadly, stiletto-sharp focus and with a passion that is
not only believable, but enticing and contagious."
"...his strange poems strike chords in the reader."
"...a startlingly evocative pastoral. ...Bolt sets his tone, supports
it magnificently, eloquently, as a modern day Frost stopping by an apocalyptic
"Bolt invents a kind of anti-pastoral...a grimly realistic version of
rural Virginia wholly unlike the one found in Annie Dillard's Pilgrim
at Tinker Creek...a wrecked Eden of barbed wire, refrigerators, mattress
springs, bottomless buckets, glass shards, paint cans, Clorox bottles,
and old Pontiacs. Billing himself as a 'reporter of the unimportant,'
he resurrects his junkyards and polluted streams by turning their intricately
observed decay into the stuff of art. ...a distinguished addition to a
most distinguished series."
"Vivid...psychologically engaging...the entire metaphorical field is so
rich that the plainest words...vibrate from the start with human overtones."