God of Nothingness
- “The superb fourth collection from Wunderlich disarms with its directness, humor, and pathos.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
I am free from longing to be free; I do as I please,
my money is my own, all the mistakes I make are only my mistakes.
What is it to look at something you made and see the future?
What is it to have someone made by your body, but whose mind
remains just out of reach? I’ll never know. Come here, little rabbit.
Eat these greens. I will pet your cloudy fur with the mind’s hand.
—from “The Son I’ll Never Have”
- “Wunderlich . . . strikes a note of elegiac unease [in God of Nothingness]. . . . The poem ‘My Night with Jeffrey Dahmer,’ as chilling as its title, owes much of its power to the poet’s ability to orchestrate a suspensefully blended tone of dread and desire.”—Library Journal
- “God of Nothingness is a folkloric investigation into death and its resounding implications on our humanity and significance.”—The Arkansas International
- “Embracing regret, grief, and death, this collection makes mourning and melancholy tangible, intimate moments through earthy lyric.”—MAYDAY Magazine
- "Erotic, folkloric, elegiac, philosophic, aesthetic, lyric, queer and rural and utterly haunted (but without the usual messiness of haunting), Wunderlich transcends downward and takes us with him. . . . I am in love with The God of Nothingness, which is permeated, it turns out, with a majestic somethingness.”—Diane Seuss