Axelrod, David B.
Title Home Remedies: New and Selected Poems, 1961-1981
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition Good
Type Poetry & Art
Size 5 7/8 x 8 7/8"
Publisher Merrick, New York, USA Cross-Cultural Communications 1982
0893040517 / 9780893040512
Illustrator Bebe Barkan
Inscription For my grandmother, Esther Kransberg (1882-1862)
Seller ID CCC145.1
"If any poet working in America at present has the power to smash complacency, it is [Axelrod].... If his work is news to you, you're lucky to hold this book in your hand. Here, from several collections now hard to obtain, are some of the most lovely, harrowing, and outrageously funny poems from his first twenty publishing years. For good measure, there is a trove of new work besides." --X. J. Kennedy "David B. Axelrod's New and Selected Poems is a striking and extremely readable book. His title, Home Remedies, reminds me that Stephen Crane thought of his poems as 'pills," medicine, and that William Stafford thinks maybe that each of his own poems is in some way at least a mild protest poem. Axelrod's voice is spare, sharp, always engaging in ways that Crane and Stafford are, and convincing within his own ironies and perceptions These are twenty years of poems here, and this is a welcome book." --Wiliam Heyen
Poetry & Art, Long Island, Jewish