Publisher: Gray Wolf Pr
Published: Jan 17 2012
Height: 0.60 Width: 6.90 Depth: 8.90
The not-at-all-everyday new poetry collection by Albert Goldbarth, twice winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
I brought a book of many words
to an emptiness in my heart,
and I shook them out in there, to fill it.
In my time I wrote this very thing.
--from What We Were Like
Virtuoso poet Albert Goldbarth returns with a new collection that describes the wonders of everyday people--overprotective parents, online gamblers, newlyweds, Hercules, and Jesus. In Goldbarth's poetry--expansive, wild, and hilarious--he argues that our ordinary failures, heroics, joy, and grief are worth giving voice to, giving thanks for. Everyday People is an extraordinary new book by a poet who in thirty-five years of writing has amassed a body of work as substantial and intelligent as that of anyone in his generation (William Doreski, The Harvard Review).