I was drawn

to the work

of Pat Perry

after seeing

his art on the cover

of Sad Boy / Detective,

a chapbook

by poet

Sam Sax.

The 29 page

book of poems

that deals with topics

of coming of age

and discovery

is further enhanced

by visuals of a cyclist's

head pouring out

a world of mayhem.

The art is courtesy

of Pat Perry,

who has crafted

plenty of other

multimedia pieces

of powerful art

throughout his career,

including paintings

on massive walls,

paintings on airplanes,

and delicate drawings

in sketchbooks.

You can view

the bulk

of Perry's work

as a gallery

on his website

or you can follow

along via Instagram.

Or both.

The choice is yours.