Amandla Publishing: Fade






Robert Buckeye  

Published by Spuyten Duyvil
Brooklyn, NY, 2018 $16  


At the center of Buckeye’s clear, direct prose is moral memory. All his life, from Cleveland to Bratislava, he has been measuring the material world from the body out. It is this rare combination of moral memory and materialism that makes Buckeye’s writing so compelling.
Kenneth Warren

Robert Buckeye has a visceral sense of place—and the outward spaces he inhabits in his work are matched by a pressure from within, as Wallace Stevens might say; a pressure that seems to issue from the body, and that makes the connection between body and mind visceral, combative, compelling.
Jay Parini

Buckeye captures a rare emotional authenticity and realism attained by few authors .... the piece is a testament to Robert Buckeye’s ability to craft a truly honest and powerfully real work of fiction.”
Andy Stewart, on Left in Review of Contemporary Fiction

Robert Buckeye’s work—whether he deals with intimate or far-flung geography—has an edge to it, an incisive lyric toughness that’s very much his own. The voice has pace, rhythm, force.
Nicholas Delbanco


"We must work with what we have. From wherever in the landscape."
-- Amiri Baraka