Short, cryptic, rhythmic cadences weave throughout the 'language-foregrounding tack' of Geoffrey Jacques' disjunctive, compelling poetry in his new book, Just for a Thrill. Jacques' poems are filled with understated, oblique, sardonic political stiletto jabs that puncture the linguistic poetic status quo. His poems are astute with brilliant insights and right-on-the-money snapshots and observations into America's social, racial, and political world. Jacques' poems disturb with what they do and do not say, his poetic craft is always sure-footed. It is a pleasure to read his sometimes humorous, but ultimately disquieting, beautiful poems of dislocation. In this disconnected, tragic modern world of media frenzy, Jacques' poems provide us with a safe harbor from which we can observe and contemplate all the widespread ruin."–Quincy Troupe "poet and author of more than fifteen books, including Little Stevie Wonder "