“In Christopher Citro’s If We Had a Lemon We’d Throw It and Call That the Sun, the kinetic, continually surprising lines of poems contend with the largest questions. The poem title ‘An Emergency Every Day of the Week’ suggests the sense of threat that veers through these poems in the midst of their bracing comic energy. For Citro, so much depends on the angle at which we view our experiences. Musing on our daily disarrangements and the ways we attempt to lower the temperature on our worry barometers, he makes wildly inventive, exciting, vital poems, working sideways to reveal what we really ought to see at last.” —Lee Upton. Buy this book from our affiliate Bookshop.org.