IMMOLATION ROW is a book-length poem in free verse, which is an extended interior monologue. In its freewheeling, unpredictable manner, the poem is as much a fugue as anything approaching objectivity. One door opened leads to another and another. Sometimes the tone is somber, sometimes playful, but throughout the book, the language is always engaging. The aim of the poet is not objectivity, but demonstrate the sense of wonder people can find in a world of uncertainty.
Educated at Yale, The Iowa Writer's Workshop and University of Houston, Tony Sanders has published four collections of poetry, the fourth a collaboration of verse with the poet Chard deNiord. His work has appeared in numerous publications including The New Republic, Poetry, The New York Times Book Review, The Yale Review, Harvard Review, Paris Review, Grand Street, Southwest Review, Boulevard, Prairie Schooner, Hotel Amerika, Western Humanities Review, Confrontations, The Fiddlehead, The Gettysburg Review, Cimarron, The Wallace Stevens Review, Gulf Coast and the Bomb blog site. He has been nominated for ten Pushcart awards. He lives in New York City.