LONG ODDS AT BEST is alive with brilliance imagery, verve, and poetic license. Dive into the deep  end of the pool and immerse yourself in the fresh sharp bite of Matthew Jose’s slap in the face, splash dance of evocative, mind expanding poetry.  Take a trip through “Shadows of a Genius Mind” and swim in the waves of imagination :

“You can grasp at the swirling winds / Stealing the surface peace of the pond water. / But you can’t catch the moths vying for space / Within the shadows of a genius mind. / And for that reason nothing is owed.”

I have thoroughly enjoyed riding the rails of this fast moving poetry train that travels at both breakneck speed and slow throttle through the pages of this book.  Amazing and unusual metaphors and a myriad of horizons and mindscapes to satisfy even the most discerning of eclectic tastes pepper the words and salt the verses to a fine seasoning to not only whet, but satisfy the poetic appetite.  
 ~ Candice James, Poet Laureate Emerita, New Westminster, BC CANADA 

"Made to Linger"

Matthew Jose lives in

Southington, Connecticut,


"Shadows of a Genius Mind"