by MV Montgomery
56 page paperback
Joshu Holds a Press Conference takes the reader on an epoch-hopping quest for knowledge. Combining urbane wit and an infectious enthusiasm for discovery, these poems abandon the familiar caricatures of history for starkly human faces. This is investigative journalism par excellence, capturing lost snapshots of the past and revealing its attendant saints and devils. The poet’s triumph lies in reminding us that the real treasures of the world are still waiting to be found.
About the author:
M[ichael] V[incent] Montgomery is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is currently a professor in the General Education Department at Life University in Marietta, Georgia, teaching courses in English, film, and philosophy.
“M V Montgomery’s thoughtful poems are glimpses of historical moments, by turns moving, perceptive, haunting and funny. A pleasure to read, and an education.” – Alex von Tunzelmann, historian and columnist
“One thing that’s impossible to argue with in M V Montgomery’s Joshu Holds A Press Conference is its ambition – in essence he presents us with a history of the world from Hercules to Barack Obama told by way of biographies in verse… an admirable project” – Declan Ryan, Poetry London