Boise, ID: Ahsahta Press, 2011.
WINNER OF THE 2010 SAWTOOTH POETRY PRIZE
“Think of Thoreau inhabiting a city like San Diego, perhaps on a beach where ‘when brightness becomes your halo / it’s just sun / and nothing holy,’ and you will have a sense of the wonders of this collection. . . . Like the images of (sun)light and water that recur throughout Dayglo, James Meetze is a poet of irrepressible latitude and depth.”
—TERRANCE HAYES, author of How to be Drawn
"The genuine lyric beauty of the poems in James Meetze’s new book, Dayglo, brings along with it the right degree of social and political awareness to make the beauty both earned and subtly undermined whenever necessary—and it turns out to be necessary a lot. Dayglo is full of remarkable insights into the physical and social landscapes of Meetze’s southern California home. These are indeed landscape poems, but they’re very aware of all the social constructions that shape ideas about landscape; these are landscapes filled with people and their contradictions."
—MARK WALLACE, reviewed in Thinking Again