Poetry. "Christien Gholson writes like no one else--no one living, that is, as the writer he most resembles is Borges. These interrelated prose poems bristle with images that stun and burst into livid sudden fictions with each new line. An exquisite and exquisitely tight collection; Gholson creates a seamless world that wraps us in ourselves, a layered world, a woven world, a world that makes sense for all its incomprehensible acts. As inventive as Barry Yourgrau and as deep as Barry is light, ON THE SIDE OF THE CROW will make you see. Another excellent collection from one of America's oldest and most exciting literary presses"--Lorna Dee Cervantes. Gholson attended Naropa University and the University of California at Davis. His work has appeared in such publications as Another Chicago Magazine, HANGING LOOSE, Alaska Quarterly Review, Big Bridge, Cimarron Review, and Blue Mesa Review. This is his first book.