"William Carlos Williams was the first poet to describe what the world looked like from a moving car...David Rivard’s Sugartown brings the same freshness of perspective to the multitasking, gigapixelled, product-placed hyperspace of 21st century life. The poems comprising Rivard’s fourth collection are odes to the bittersweet nature of consciousness, but consciousness moving at warp speed—Williams’ jalopy on jet fuel. Many poets try to replicate the sensations of the mind in motion, but few succeed as thoroughly as Rivard."
—Joyce Peseroff, Salamander