Man Bites Cloud by Bob Schofield
In Man Bites Cloud, Bob Schofield—illustrator and author of The Inevitable June(tNY Press 2014)—offers 60 prose poem fables. There are wolves on the moon, cannibalistic flowers, horses the size of planets, and magicians anonymous. All of these otherworldly characters come together to shed light on brief moments, but nothing here makes for revelations as much as new questions. Schofield brings us closer to seeing the veiled line between fantasy and reality. Like all fantasy—like that of the worlds behind closed closet doors and adventures stemming from unexpected parties—Schofield shows us there is room for happiness and loneliness, room enough for despair and hope.