Synopses & Reviews
This new book follows Edward Field's well-received Counting Myself Lucky: Selected Poems 1963-1992. Field, a native New Yorker and longtime gay activist, writes poetry that is literate, immediate, funny and completely personal -- like small essays on the human condition, spoken by a friend we trust. "When I started writing, I wanted my poetry to save the world. I saw myself standing up in the marketplace and speaking to the people. Later, I desperately believed, against the world, that poetry could save me. In spite of the evident truth that poetry can change nothing, I trust the instincts of the young".