The Mattress Parlor is the first full-length collection of poetry released by award-winningpoet, Colin Gilbert. from the back cover: "Gilbert blends powerful insights and vivid imagery with a variety of voices to highlight the complexities at play in the everyday world...Each turn blurs lines of duality. Political experience harbors humanity at its core. Personal recounts feel larger than the individual. Even in haunting recollections, history retains its wit."