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"A genuine pleasure to read. A sturdy intelligence at work!" --Dennis Lee
"Uses irony the way a gem cutter perfects the facets of a diamond!" --Joe Rosenblatt
"In Max Layton's poems, the word becomes flesh and flesh meets bone!" --Barry Callaghan
LIKE is about people and things Max likes -- or, sometimes, dislikes. However, the word "like" (which appears in every poem) is more than a feeling; it is also the basis of all simile, and therefore poetry. It is by likening one thing to another that poetry creates meaning. Since all things are alike in some way, LIKE explores the way all things are linked.