Author: Harry Smith | ISBN: 0980008131 : 9780980008135 | Format: Paperback | Size: 140x215mm | Pages: 78 | Weight: .12 Kg. | Published: Presa Press – September 2008 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Poetry texts & anthologies
This collection contains fifty-two new poems
by the venerable literary activist/publisher/poet Harry Smith, selected by the poet at the age of seventy-one. The collection is divided into two sections of poems. The first, Modern Ballads, celebrates common objects of nature and experiences, based in narrative. The second section, Olden Lyrics, contains a wide variety of lyric poems that are simultaneously both deft and expansive. Smith’s work displays a level of humor and philosophy seldom encountered in contemporary literature. Highly recommended for all collections of current American poetry.