Mister Martini

978-1-57441-242-0 Paperback
6 x 9 x 0 in
80 pp.
Pub Date: 02/19/2008


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Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2007
Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2007.

Spare yet evocative, the poems in Mister Martini pair explorations of a father-son relationship with haiku-like martini recipes. The martini becomes a daring metaphor for this relationship as it moves from the son’s childhood to the father’s death. Each poem is a strong drink in its own right, and together they form a potent narrative of alienation and love between a father and son struggling to communicate.

Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry

Published by University of North Texas Press