"In his sixth book of poems, Lost Transmissions (Serving House Books, Sept. 2012), David Memmott speaks to the need we have to explore the depths of our own psyches, a need so insistent that many of us would sell our souls to unearth the answers to what motivates our lives--what motivates our actions. The poems express as well the power of verse, how it can help us rise above those experiences that might otherwise be crippling--war, death, brutality, loss of love, loss of voice and creativity, the soul's variable value, the insecure body and mind never knowing where the doors to understanding are, now how many dimensions surround us unexplored." - Duff Brenna, author of Too Cool and Murdering the Mom: A Memoir
"In his new collection, Lost Transmissions, David Memmott does as he has done over the last 40 years; he leads us from 'the edge of the American Dream' and all its contradictions, 'to the center of the world,' where generosity awaits our arrival. There's often an austerity of resources out there at the margin, but moving steadfastly toward the core of what wants to go on living, David Memmott uncovers the 'dignity of survival' in lives lost to history or otherwise ignored." -David Axelrod, author of What Next, Old Knife?