“AN ILLUMINATING MARVEL…INTENSE… ASTONISHING…CUM MANIFESTO”

This Is Where I Get Off is an illuminating marvel for its combination of intense focus—on the cocksucker of the collection’s prelude cum manifesto—and the astonishing range of experience, emotion, insight, form, and resonating power that arises from this attention. Kirby teaches us to explore the parts of ourselves the world wants to render impossible, to deny, dismiss, or even destroy, and to do so with the various voices and connections, protests and ecstasies, poetry makes possible. – DANIEL SCOTT TYSDAL