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The first poetry collection by D. A. Powell since his remarkable trilogy of Tea, Lunch, and
Cocktails, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award so many of the best days seem minor forms of nearness that easily falls among the dropseed: a rind, a left-behind —from “no picnic”
About the Author
D. A. POWELL is the author of Chronic (Graywolf Press, 2009); Cocktails (Graywolf Press, 2004), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry; Lunch (Wesleyan University Press, 2000); and Tea (Wesleyan University Press, 1998). He teaches at the University of San Francisco and lives in the Bay Area.
Praise for Cocktails:“Powell’s long, stuttering line helps his extravagant imagination encompass the practical troubles long illness entails. No accessible poet of his generation is half as original, and no poet as original is this accessible.” —The New York Times Book Review