"O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound" is the first poetry collection written by Garrison Keillor, the celebrated radio host of "A Prairie Home Companion." Although he has edited several anthologies of his favorite poems, this collection of his very own poems astounds us with its breadth and variety, its wit and wisdom. He is a master of light verse, writing on love, marriage, modernity, nostalgia, perversity, publicity, politics, religion, birthdays, fatherhood, and other facets of daily life; his subjects range from highbrow to lowbrow: Michigan to Kansas, Sunset Boulevard to Times Square, Beethoven to Elvis, chocolate bacon cake to onion soup. His voice is utterly American, his scope entirely universal. These charming, playful verses find sublime song within the humdrum of being human.
About the Author
GARRISON KEILLOR is America s favorite storyteller. For more than 35 years, as the host of "A Prairie Home Companion", he has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. "A Prairie Home Companion" is heard on hundreds of public radio stations, as well as America One, the Armed Forces Networks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and via a live audio webcast.Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including "Time, The New Yorker, "and "National Geographic", in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.