"Camp is a master
of turning the clloquial idiom into whimsical sardonic
"Camp comes off as a kind of modem day,
And that, though hardly carnal, is refreshing."
-Raymond DiZazzo, Margins
"Carnal is a very strong very beautiful book"
"He really knows how to make his experience turn, sadly and wittily
once, into poems. Lord, I'm sounding like a blurb writer! But it's
book, one to be proud of."
-John Frederick Nims
"...the deapan way 'The Beast in the Jungle" is done makes
me yell out
with laughter ... & the implications of the poem are merciless,
mordant. I'm filled with admiration."
"Camp's first full-length solo collection
is a welcome and well-made
addition to Burning Deck's amazing list. The poems and songs are lively
and very often funny, but not always as light as might appear on the
surface... There is an obvious command of the traditions he employs,
allowing him to turn lament into satire."
--Bruce McPherson, Pacific Sun