"Exploring the American emotional and physical landscape has never felt so fresh, courageous, and vital. In his second collection of poetry, Lucas Hunt is revealed as a major American poet—a trusted voice for the unresolved miracle of human endeavors." —Simon Van Booy, Frank O’Connor Award winning author of Love Begins in Winter
“As a poet and as man, Lucas Hunt possesses the sense of wonder and curiosity which are appropriate to his youth. But it is his wisdom and literary dexterity, things necessarily acquired over many years of accumulation and application, which make him truly remarkable. Light on the Concrete offers us the promise of a long and significant career.” —Daniel Thomas Moran, poet of In Praise of August
“These are poems of noir intensity, interiority and intellect, where images flash like cinematic shadows, where ‘organs function wildly.’ From City of New Love to Rio del Mar to St. Ouen, Hunt shows us what happens when a French symbolist hits the concrete.” —Julie Sheehan, Whiting Award winning poet of Orient Point
“In his finest poems Lucas Hunt finds love in the things of this world with the sort of fervid focus we see in Van Gogh or Gerard Manley Hopkins.” —William Hathaway, poet of The Gymnast of Inertia
“In his new collection of poems, Lucas Hunt describes ‘a career of the heart’ that the poet pursues on his own course, through ancient cities and continents, and through all the nooks and crannies of his own backyard where ‘ephemeral insight sharpens our perspective.’ Light on the Concrete is brilliant.” —Jo Carney, author of Kon Kon’s Granddaughter
“Hunt is a consummate poet with a singular talent for calling forth mystery and sensuality from between the naked words of every line. So it should come as no surprise that Light on the Concrete breathes a profound understanding of life, love and the world around us.” —Richard Kendrick, author of Déjà Vu
“Light on the Concrete creates images from the front cover to the last word. I was transported, allowed to wander through masterfully crafted scenes, lifted by lyrical lines, and swept away by the music performed in each piece.” —Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, poet of Let Me Tell You Something
“There are echoes of the English Lake Poets, Coleridge and Wordsworth in Lucas Hunt’s new collection, Light On The Concrete. Like them, Hunt is not afraid of the big themes- Love, Beauty, Truth– and possesses the lyrical gift to tackle them. But it is poems where he stays closer to home, writing about everyday events in a distinctly American vernacular, like Steak Night At the Shack and The Mississippi Steams, which mark Lucas Hunt out as a young poet with a big future.” —Simon Worrall, author of The Poet and The Murderer