we don't know we don't know (2010)

— Linda Gregerson

Of difficult subjects—the structures of cognition, the structures of social exclusion, the promptings to love—Nick Lantz writes with elegant simplicity. Most poets take a lifetime to learn as much . . . We Don't Know We Don't Know is a brilliant book about the brutal limits of sympathy and imagination. Which is to say, it nurtures, brilliantly, the sympathy and imagination that might restore us.