Charles Harper Webb looks at the world from a unique perspective,
reminding us of Emily Dickinson’s “Tell the truth but tell it slant.
With refreshing original metaphors and vivid language, Webb tilts our
vision as well. And his poems are often just so funny! . . . Sidebend
Worldis Webb’s twelfth collection of poetry. Any of them will take you
inside, outside, sideways, down with, as one critic puts it: compassionate
intelligence and an abiding wonder at the beautiful strangeness of the world.”
—Charles Rammelkamp in North of Oxford, 11/1/18
Webb is funny and self-effacingly honest, delivering poems that are intimate
and warm. [“Turtle Hunt is] a lovely, thoughtful poem with universal appeal
and a satisfying conclusion. This is the kind of work that stays with a reader.
—Annah Omune Sidigu in Zyzzyva, 11/22/18