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David Axelrod’s new collection of poems, Folly, is perhaps his most personal, vivid and honest work to date. Taking Desderius Erasmus as his noble guide, Axelrod follows the road of folly, error and ignorance that constitute our common life. Along the way we meet Dostoyevsky while Nordic skiing, get a haircut, watch a divorced woman and her daughter fly kites, hold a crippled bird in our hands, consider the virtue of shovels and the perversity of old chainsaws, cross a river with Basho, and blow up an oven heating bagels. Striking notes of real praise alongside bewilderment, this new collection from the author of What Next Old Knife?, reminds us over and over of our privilege and reverence for this existence and our “dumb luck."

About the Author

David Axelrod has published seven collections of poems, most recently, What Next, Old Knife? also from Lost Horse Press, and a collection of non-fiction, Troubled Intimacies. He teaches at Eastern Oregon University, where he directs the Ars Poetica Lecture Series and edits—along with Jodi Varon—the award-winning basalt: a journal of fine and literary arts.
Lost Horse Press

9780991146536 : folly-axelrod
Paperback / softback
104 Pages
$18.00 USD

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The Cartographer's Melancholy

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The Open Hand

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Oct 2017 - Lost Horse Press
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What Next, Old Knife?

David Axelrod
Feb 2012 - Lost Horse Press
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