Wisdom’s Real Opposite—101 Poems about an Odyssey on a Stool consists of more than ten years of poems written in and about bars. Impossible hopes collide with shabby realities in both starkly lucid and deeply distorted moments. Funny poems that avoid being a comedy routine; severe and extreme poems that maintain sympathy and humanity. Taken together, they represent what the best of books promise—something better than drinking alone.
Poems in this and the other three volumes in this series have appeared in more than a hundred sixty publications, and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. The poet and songwriter David Berman (Silver Jews, Actual Air) said of them: “These are very good poems. For moments I could even feel the old feelings when I read them.”
As an ebook, Wisdom’s Real Opposite is available on every device this side of a walkie-talkie now, here
You can hear a few of the poems, with virtuosic musical accompaniment by Matthew Dublin, here:
And you can read a fair amount of this book in the links here:
All of the poems in (Spill-O), along with those in the other three books in this series, can be found in one handy volume here: