“In 61 Central, Ink explores an old Central Pennsylvania coal town
turned ghost town by a man-made environmental disaster and the
highway that runs through it. Using language that’s both concise and
cinematic, he at times evokes the suspense of Steven Spielberg’s
classic film debut Duel and Muriel Rukeyser’s poetic document of
environmental disaster, The Book of the Dead. He empathizes with
what was and what remains, while his description of the all
consuming eternal inferno that rages just below the surface is chilling.”

–Tony Gruenewald, Poet, The Secret History of New Jersey

“61 Central makes interesting work of winter—how gentle weather
casts a devastated and haunting terrain, due mostly to the human
impact within that landscape. Ink frames a reality not for fallen snow,
but it’s aftermath. This is why we yearn for warmer months.”

–Patrick Boyle, Features Editor, The Rumpus

“In 61 Central “this much is obvious: no-one is home.” An empty
town, like absence, has “no vocabulary,” yet Ink’s poetry outlines the
shapes of ghosts. The concrete of empty houses turns to “bones” and
abandoned couches become “almost-alters.” This collection beautifully
leads us through an abandoned town evoking an ache and yearning for
all those we will never know.”

–Nicelle Davis, Poet, In the Circus of You, The Walled Wife
Available January 2018