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Extra Pith
by Jesse Kates

Extra Pith is Jesse Kates' first book of poems, but he writes with the subtlety and assurance of a well-seasoned veteran in this powerful debut collection. Mixing sharp, crisp, imagery with the sonorous wit of his song lyrics, Kates brings the full package to the page. In the daily struggles to balance love, family, marriage, and love again, he is always alert to the subtle emotional shifts that can so easily topple us. When all else is dark, Kates is out there trying to make out the faint glimmers for himself, and for his readers.

- Jim Daniels, author of Rowing Inland and other books

Released August 11, 2017

About Jesse

Jesse Kates is the songwriter, singer and guitarist behind pop band The Sexy Accident and a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University's creative writing program. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife Stephanie and sons Tobias and Jonas.

(c) 2017 Jesse Kates