The View From Jackass Hill
5.5 x 8.5, 80 pp.
Pub Date: 09/15/2011
  paper
Price:        $14.95

978-1-933896-66-3

Published by Texas Review Press
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The View From Jackass Hill

George Drew

The View From Jackass Hill is a book in which the poems both eulogize and celebrate. They weep and sing. They sing of and mourn for family, friends and poets: Keats, Wyler, Shinder, Carruth, and others. Geographically, the book is rooted in the east—New York, New Hampshire, Maine—and travels west, to Colorado. Thematically, it is a delineation of loss, both personal and national: the death of loved ones, the death in war. It is, in short, a lament for the erosion of the American Dream. Yet it is a book that insists on “Making Up with Milton.”
“Here is a poet with a real voice, brave and original. He also rhetorically asks questions that hurt. The Jack poems are a triumph, and the use of film imagery and Visa cards attests to his post-Modernism. This is a collection of friendship and vodka, and I can only say, Enjoy!”—Robert Phillips, Series Judge

GEORGE DREW was born in Mississippi and raised there and in New York State, where he currently lives. He is the author of five other collections of poetry. Drew has published widely, with poems appearing recently or upcoming in journals around the country.

What Readers Are Saying:

“Here is a poet with a real voice, brave and original. He also rhetorically asks questions that hurt. The Jack poems are a triumph, and the use of film imagery and Visa cards attests to his post-Modernism. This is a collection of friendship and vodka, and I can only say, Enjoy!”—Robert Phillips, Series Judge


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