After the Fall

Poems Old and New

Edward Field may indeed have something in common with the cafe patron in one of his poems who sobs 'Je suis vieux!' but he is still producing spry, animated poems, which perfectly mix honesty and playfulness. Let us stand up, friends, and give his new collection a round of loud applause.
Billy Collins

After the Fall refers to the twin towers, and is Field’s ode to the events that transpired thereafter–the war in Iraq andthe attack on civil rights in America–as well as his own personal struggles over the indignities of aging.

160 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

October, 2007

isbn : 9780822959809

about the author

Edward Field

Edward Field is the author of more than ten books of poetry, including Counting Myself Lucky and A Frieze for a Temple of Love, and a memoir, The Man Who Would Marry Susan Sontag, and Other Intimate Literary Portraits of the Bohemian Era. He is also coauthor of three fiction books (written with Neil Derrick, published under the pseudonym of Bruce Elliot). He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the W. H. Auden Award, the Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Lambda Literary Award.

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