"A Paul Guest poem likes to pull out fast in the first line, then zigzag from one eye-opening image to another: A high-speed, innervating trip all the way." --Dallas Morning News Whiting Award-winning and acclaimed poet Paul Guest's My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge is an audaciously brilliant collection--a compendium of honesty, strange beauty, and pain--poems Louis Gluck calls, "urgent and moving," and Robert Haas calls, "vibrant with news of the world seen from an angle of experience not available to most of us." Mary Karr says, "Guest is a spirit to be reckoned with. Here's a body of new work to cheer about." Guest's first book, The Resurrection of the Body and the Ruin of the World won the 2002 New Issues Prize in Poetry, and his second book, Notes for My Body Double, won the 2006 Prairie Schooner Book Prize. His memoir, One More Theory About Happiness will be available in May 2010.