O What a Luxury - Verses Lyrical Vulgar Pathetic & Profound
Publisher: Grove Press
The first poetry collection written by New York Times–bestselling author Garrison Keillor, the celebrated radio host of A Prairie Home Companion. Garrison Keillor is known the world over for his funny, folksy stories set in his beloved Lake Wobegon, and the legendary radio and stage performances of A Prairie Home Companion. And although he has edited several anthologies of his favorite poems, this volume forges a new path for him, as a poet of light verse. Here, Keillor writes with his characteristic combination of humor and insight on love, modernity, nostalgia, politics, religion, and other facets of daily life. His verses are charming and playful, locating sublime song within the humdrum of being human—and “as in his best-selling fiction, the subject matter is the (very funny) stuff of the lumpen-bourgeois blues” (Booklist).
Available since: 10/01/2013.
Print length: 194 pages.