Like Sartre’s Nausea gives intention and personality to external reality, in Eye, Apocalypse, Fuhrer brings the Apocalypse to the kitchen table, to your fragmented memories, to the television, to the common moments that are ending, dripping from us one after another. The Apocalypse is illness, is an old connection trying to flicker and pop itself back to life, is a poem waiting to be read.
—Robin Sinclair, author of Letters To My Lover From Behind Asylum Walls
The Apocalypse as love story, as a MAGA hat, as a poem: the Apocalypse personified. This collection by Erik Fuhrer showcases his skill at making the fantastical mundane and the mundane fantastical. Every piece in this book has a lingering bite, a tiny world-ender that sinks into you and doesn’t let go.
—Cathy Ulrich, author of Ghosts of You
We all live with fear, and secretly desire the apocalypse. But what if that revealing spirit of doom could speak to us, seduce us, and leave us trailing along in its wake? Erik Fuhrer’s book of poems present the apocalypse as sullen teen and revelatory voice, painful music and just-vanished lover. These poems animate our catastrophic present and shine light onto the ways we are learning to live now.
—Steve Mentz, Professor of English at St. John’s University (New York),
author of Ocean (2020), Break Up the Anthropocene (2019), and other books
Erik Fuhrer (he/they) is the author of in which I take myself hostage (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2021), not human enough for the census (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2019), every time you die (Alien Buddha Press, 2019), VOS (Yavanika Press, 2019), and At Root (Alien Buddha Press, 2020). Erik holds an MFA in poetry from The University of Notre Dame and will be completing a Ph.D. in creative writing this year from the University of Glasgow.
Kimberly Androlowicz (she/her) is a visual artist who studied painting, set design, and puppetry at Bennington College. Working in acrylic and encaustic paints as well as digital art, she has provided the art for Erik Fuhrer's not human enough for the census (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2019) and in which I take myself hostage (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2021). She has had work featured online at Leopardskin and Limes and Hoot Review and has exhibited at the Heckscher Museum of Art and the B.J. spoke Gallery in Huntington, NY, and the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City, IN.