(Pedestrian Press 2017)
Review by Hosho McCreesh
"Doug Draime's final posthumous collection, a retrospective of his life's work, was well worth the wait. The sheer range in these poems is simply to marvel at, and show us a poet who was never restrained by style or convention, and one for whom no subject was above or beneath. A contemporary of Bukowski in the Los Angeles Poetry Scene of the late 1960s and 1970s, Doug was a poet's poet -- and this, finally, is the big, bold collection his work long deserved. For those who don't know Draime's work, I envy you...you're about to meet a mighty, and necessary talent."
(Interior Noise Press 2012)
Review by Michael Grover
"DOUG DRAIME is one of those writers that I wish I could make everybody read. The first poem I could remember of Doug's that really made an impression on me is The Suits Won't Go Away, and I was glad to find it in this collection, it still stands as one of his best. His poems make me laugh out loud, & even cry sometimes. Some poems in this book are just bursting with emotion like Zoot Sims Crying, or Someday I Will Write A Poem That Will Flood The Earth. Doug Draime's poems are real life stories of life in L.A. and various other places life has taken him. I would recommend this book to anyone who appreciates poetry as he has many styles and there is something in here for everyone."