Things That Go Trump in the Night
Poems of Treason and Resistance
"With all due respect to to Billy Collins, there is no poet in America today as seriously funny as Paul Fericano."
Charlie Hebdo (Paris)
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"With his own original and distinct brand of humor, Fericano is in the big leagues with writers and satirists such as H. L. Mencken, Lenny Bruce, Paul Krassner and Rita Mae Brown."
"A breath of fresh air...Paul Fericano allows his imagination to roam into all the corners of Western Culture to find the Trumpery hidden there. (He) allows his anger and frustration—anger and frustration felt by many of us—to emerge not as fulmination but as the gold of art."
"Good News...or FAKE GOSPELS?! No classic text is safe from the Trump Effect in Paul Fericano's satirical verse
collection Things That Go Trump in the Night. Most substantial and chilling, is the book's closing poem ("The Secret Plot to Kill Trump"), which weaves together fragments of actual Trump speeches with invented absurdities, shining a
relentless light on the combination of naivete and paranoia that makes him so dangerous."
"Tearfully funny and wicked smart."
Tree Bernstein, poet
Author of Journey of the Lingering Fall
"For every mind awake in the dark, sleep interrupted by the unleaderly sounds of Twitter, Paul Fericano's Things That Go Trump in the Night should be bedside. Fericano's wit and satire, page after tiny page, take on errant power as seeds take back a wasteland: we are not alone in our alarm! Now let's get out of this mess!
Paula C. Lowe, poet
Author of MOO
"A matutinal gallimaufry of dumpian invective!"
Robin Sutherland (1951-2020)
San Francisco Symphony
"In the vast literary universe of sober careers and serious awards, it's quite possible that Mssr. Fericano is the "Weird Al" Yankovic of modern American poetry."
Littérature Nouvelles (France)
"Make Paul Fericano Great Again!"
"Paul Fericano has an unbelievable mind and talent for satire, puns, irony. Every page filled me with incredible belly laughs and heart-stopping delight."
Perie Longo, poet
Author of Baggage Claim
"This book may be small but it's a triumph."
Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, poet
Author of Naked for Tea
"These are wickedly funny. I wish you were president."
Ellen Bass, poet
Author of Like A Beggar