Nice Hat. Thanks. is an innovative book based on the recorded improvised poetic collaborations between two award-winning poets, Joshua Beckman and Matthew Rohrer. Nice Hat. Thanks. is a collection of transcriptions of these collaborations, with poems ranging from a few words to several pages.
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Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. His previous books include Your Time Has Come, and two collaborations with Matthew Rohrer. He lives in Seattle and New York. Matthew Rohrer was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and grew up in Oklahoma. He attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop, University College Dublin, and the University of Michigan, where he won the Avery Hopwood Award for poetry. His first book, A Hummock in the Malookas, was a winner of the National Poetry Series and chosen as a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1995. Mary Oliver called his work "beautiful and disquieting," and Harvard Review notes that his poems are "everywhere marked by freshness and originality." He has appeared on NPR's All Things Considered - The Book Show, and is a poetry editor of Fence.Review:
The authors allow their choppy lines and abrupt shifts of meaning to govern the book's aesthetic... the result is delightful. -- Monique van den Berg, www.bookslut.com
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Book Description Verse Press, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110972348700