“Poems for We Who Do Not Like Poems” is 59 short poems for those who experience most poetry as precious, opaque, cultish, useless, pretentious, and masturbationary.
The poems here are brief, direct, humorous, dramatic, sensual.
The subjects are sex, humor, storms, The Great Depression, Nebraska,
Death, Circle Jerks,, big-breasted women, ex-wives, religion, despair, a woman who looks like the portraits by the old Masters, our photos are our immortality, male vanity, how women fix men, a man and his son celebrate a minor talent success before it fades, a woman warns the poet never to write about her.
A grandmother wrings the necks of two chickens at the same time, an old man looks each day repeatedly at shiny surfaces to see his reflection, remind himself he is old, an aging cat is kept alive to spare his owners, a doll maker possesses a special sexual talent, women who wear crosses are able to sin safely more often…