Reading at "A History of Broken Love Things" book release, March 21st 2014, San Francisco
"The first verb in SB Stokes' magnum opus, A History of Broken Love Things, is "wanna." He is a poet of hope, expectation, and desire, which prepare us for the erratic path of life as it is actually lived: "a large weepy beast, / a guy with some hats, / a stark-raging husband, / an ineffectual queen." Read this book and prepare to have your life lifted, your heart broken. --Paul Hoover, editor of Postmodern American Poetry"