Amato plays his urgent material "just for kicks" and "for keeps," and this absolutely fearless and volatile mix of clowning and erudite commitment gives his work a life like nobody else’s. Breaking rules we might not have been aware of (or alert to our allegiance to), Pain Plus Thyme is a hard-hitting, clear-eyed critique of culture, as well as a "romp" through preserves both political and personal.

Laura Mullen

Pain Plus Thyme

by Joe Amato


Factory School, 2008
5.75x8.25, 146 pages

isbn 978-1-60001-001-9 (paperback)
isbn 978-1-60001-002-6 (hardcover)

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