Book Review: Losing Our Minds

By Benno Barnard, Eddy Verloes, The River Curls Around The Town

(hardcover) $26.47

Poet Benno Barnard and photographer Eddy Verloes not only combine their own talents for this moody, captivating enterprise, but the whole project gels due to a critical third dimension: the included CD of music by the talented Dutch duo The River Curls Around The Town (one of MC’s “Top 20 Prospects of 2020”) who render Barnard’s poetry into songs that are as affecting and atmospheric as Verloes’ misty black & white images of Hassidic Jewish boys visiting a blustery winter beach.