Adam Hughes' poetry is ambitious, intricate, and highly skilled. Yet it is also available, mystical, and passionate-writing for both the mind and the heart. A rare talent.
Author of The Palace of Reasons
In Petrichor, Adam takes us on a shimmering voyage amid what we know and all that we donít, somewhere beyond yet, seemingly familiar. With a skilled hand, we trust the speaker's course as he navigates our way and guides us through the ordinary into the unexpected; "Ours is a home made of rain" (Banzakarian Hymns) where "the vultures are circling. And we hope." Adam provides a powerful vessel for our journey as we travel through his world, amplified with beautiful language and keen insight, we explore all facets of life. A remarkable book that investigates the mysteries of creation from the fantastical to the everyday. It is impossible to read these poems without feeling forever altered. They are brimming with a mystical and spiritual grace that will raise you up one page at a time, until the end, where you will surely be "belfry-far."
—Carol Lynn Grellas
Author of The Epistemology of an Odd Girl
Adam believes in every silly thing he says, and he lets you believe in it, too, and it's a beautiful world you make together.
Editor of Now Culture
Adam Hughes, a poet in every sense of the word, gives us language we've not read before. Fresh experience, words dancing together that have not danced together before.
Publisher/Editor of Pudding House Publications
Adam combines a rare mix of lyric sensibility with cultural invention which results in the creation of a world that, though familiar, is pleasantly unrecognizable, a pairing that deserves to be experienced by any thoughtful reader of poetry.
Author of Long After the Fall of Communism