Little Black Daydream

University of Akron Press — 2012

Steve Kistulentz’s second book of poems, Little Black Daydream, is a chronicle of postcapitalist America. With a precise ear for the American patois, it addresses the uncertainty of the future at the exact moment when those questions are at the forefront of our culture. The book teems with the dazzling detritus of desire, capitalism, and apocalypse”and the poems demonstrate an astonishing adeptness at pushing language to portray this strange moment in our histories, both the personal and the fantastical.


“Little Black Daydream bristles with shards of wisdom and moments of sheer joy.”

–Nick Flynn


“This book is a major accomplishment.”

–Beth Ann Fennelly