Ron Faust and his wife, Toni, hold their bid for peace in January 2022 at the first anniversary of the "entry into force" of the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.--Photo by Jim Hannah

Faust’s poetry scans American legacy, warts and all

Ron Faust, in his introduction to his new book, Percolating Poetry, says, “To have a cup of coffee / Is to take a break in the action.” He offers hope—saying hope lies in abolishing all nuclear weapons—and the fun of a few love poems.