Fudge by Andrew Weatherhead




About the Author

Andrew Weatherhead was born in Chicago, Illinois and lives in Glens Falls, New York. He is the author of four books of poetry – Fudge (Publishing Genius, 2023), $50,000 (Publishing Genius, 2020), TODD (Monster House Press, 2018), and Cats and Dogs (Scrambler Books, 2014).

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About the Book

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Review in Exacting Clam

Review in Scud

Review / Interview in De Mode

Review in Fck Yr Book Club

Q&A with Deborah Kalb

“There were other stories, but they aren’t right,” Andrew Weatherhead writes in Fudge, a collection of minimalist long poems that find holy the tedium and calamity that shapes our lives. Wandering around a hollowed city, looking for a lost feeling like a key that will unlock the secret of self, only to be put on hold while a coup unfolds on television—these poems make the strangeness of life feel valid, in all of its violent contradiction.

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Advance Praise

“Andrew Weatherhead’s tasty, bite size poems capture the flavor of contemporary life in a way most poetry doesn’t. I can’t think of anyone else who could make a poem about a four hour wait ‘On Hold with NBA League Pass Customer Support’ so thoroughly entertaining. His voice deftly balances breezy with barbed. This is a poetry for a world where “You can’t trust the leaders/ And you can’t trust the followers” – and where, ‘Art beats Nature, every time.’” —Elaine Equi, author of The Intangibles

“Uncannily potent for how restrained. My favorite working poet.” —Sean Thor Conroe, author of Fuccboi

“Here are poems of dailiness, poems as dalliance, poems to remind you of the ways you’re waiting without claiming to be or even know that thing you’re waiting for. They’re perfect.” —Kyle Beachy, author of The Most Fun Thing

“Deft and giddy. Like light through a prism, Fudge renders life in splintering color. I wish I had a pair of glasses that outlines the details that Andrew Weatherhead sees.” —Nicolette Polek, author of Imaginary Museums

“Hey, what is attention? In Andrew Weatherhead’s work, attention blows the whistle on its own habit of gerrymandering what does and doesn’t escape notice. Attention might be able to attend to its own absence, might see its own shadow, and a lot of unreclaimed human truth blunders through in moments of distraction, boredom, clumsiness of mind. The poor customer service might actually be coming from inside the house! And for me, “Last Poem” might as well be everyone’s. Give it (this terse, funny, stupid, stupid-brilliant work) a go!” —Jon Woodward, author of Uncanny Valley, Rain, and Mister Goodbye Easter Island

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Additional information

Weight10 oz
Dimensions7 × 5 × .4 in
Book Details

5×7" Paperback
86 pages
Cover art by Zack Rosebrugh
Published October 31, 2023