The Idiot on Fire
Let Brad Casey’s poetry debut put 27,000 rays of light into your body and then take you through “the sads.” From Leonard Cohen to Louis Riel; Instagram to the Tarot; Anne Carson to Carl Sagan; and everything in between (ghosts, shamans, mermaids and dogs), The Idiot on Fire is an exploration of love—in its many incarnations—in a world of violence, distraction and inevitable disappointment. The result is a text that blurs the line between subject and narrator, between love and home.
Brad Casey is the founder and managing editor of The 4 Poets. This is his debut collection of poetry. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
First edition, first printing
Cover art by Marc O’Brien