Sanctuaries of the Beer Years is the first book by emerging poet Max Enos. The collection consists of over sixty poems compiled in three sections: New England, Seoul, and a return to New England. Sanctuaries is about finding a safe environment among the chaos of modern life, while still living to the fullest. On a modest budget, and constantly moving around New England, and then to Seoul, South Korea, the reader can often relate to Enos's themes, which include seeking at least one memory in permanence. The mood shifts from ennui to severe anxiety, reflectiveness, and elation. Poor habits and vacuous energies suck the reader in, but ultimately this book is about relationships to people, nature, time spent with friends, finding love, and maintaining vitality. Enos displays truly original poetic form, and offers numerous haunting lines of verse, eccentric as its author.