Overlook Hardcover, March 2007. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #152508
David Shapiro's poetry -- from his acclaimed 1965 debut January to the recent poems included in this career-spanning collection -- speaks with far-ranging erudition while playing across the surface of American English with a lyric sensibility unparalleled in contemporary verse. In this volume, his tenth book-length volume of poetry, readers can explore the breadth and depth of this iconoclastic poet's oeuvre.
Shapiro's work plumbs the ecstatic chaos of postmodern life with a voice that, in all its manifestations, remains simultaneously playful and lyrical. Including work from earlier Shapiro volumes such as "Man Holding an Acoustic Panel" and "Lateness, " this volume celebrates the impressive contribution of a New York poet whose experimental and intimate verse has earned him a significant place in our national letters.