Horse Not Zebra
These wonderful poems capture perfectly, and distinctively, a sensibility very much of our time: witty, yearning, a little battered. They’re rich with insights both tough-minded and humane. Eric Nelson’s quiet narratives, his zinger images, his direct and yet surprising lingo—these will charm you, and they’ll feed your mind and soul. I’ve followed his work for decades and (this is saying a lot) I say, Horse Not Zebra is his best book yet.
— Jeanne Larsen, What Penelope Chooses