Olympia, WA: Last Word Press, 2020. First edition. 8vo, trade paperback. New from the publisher.
A superb new collection of poems by Erik La Prade. La Prade's voice is always sceptical, yet constantly attuned to the possibility of love in countless forms. A careful ear for detail coupled with an often painful irony anchors the poems, which often have the air of a confidence shared on a long walk through the remnants of New York City. In poems such as 'To The Janitor of Huntington Hall, Nov. 21, 1906,' and 'Border Auction,' La Prade reveals himself as a great poet of the liminal materials of culture, with an ear for the stories held in a postcard, the traded thing, the scouted book.
Highly recommended. Item #29470