It's All Tangled in the Sweat on My Neck


56 pages
8.5" x 7" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published April 2017

In his collection, It’s All Tangled in the Sweat on My Neck, James M. Croteau captured the essence of growing up with a secret and what the secret can mean when placed in the larger context of a collective. The collection opens with a quote from James Baldwin, “…the great force of history comes from the fact we carry it within us…” and these poems are a testament to Baldwin's musings. Croteau’s poems will leave you in awe and ask you to consider the idea that, “History’s alive and / denied.”