Jon Woodward's previous books are Rain (Wave Books) and Mister Goodbye Easter Island (Alice James Books). He lives in Boston and works at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology. Please visit him at jonwoodward.net.
"This is a strange book: visionary and dark. It stutters out a kind of music: repeated phrases which accumulate errors and mutate as they go like chromosomes or, as Woodward puts it better, "visibile fissile ribbons." It's as if we were present for the moments of creation and extinction. Uncanny Valley is ominous and beautiful". --Rae Armantrout
"When I first encountered the poems of Jon Woodward, I was stunned into the state that is my life's joy-- I was in the presence of the inimitable. Uncanny Valley extends that experience-- almost into another dimension. These apocalyptic, pixiliated poems forge a mythology of our ravaged culture, one that might have been written in the future. If you want poetry to give you a persimmon on a plate, look elsewhere; if you want to know what happens when seven trees fall on the highway and the story is told by a stutterer, this is the book, and it could only have been written by Woodward." --Mary Ruefle.