0935332111 Softcover book that is a former library item with typical library markings. This book has very little wear to the exterior. The binding is tight, corners sharp, and text is clean throughout. Fast shipper. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Poetry. THAT APRIL is a spectacular book. Bill Kushner writes poems made out of fluttering wings. His poet walks the street reading teeshirts, stays home & remembers there was an old man here before me. He makes tea and toasts his own splendiferous aging. These are such warm, horny, homey, lovely human poems. His dying father crying Hold me! and a much younger man (Kushner's then lover) slip in and out of this collection of lyrics. The world is a luminous empty human body changing hands or souls. Reading this I don't feel alone, then I do -- Eileen Myles.
From Publishers Weekly:
Kushner (He Dreams of Rivers) resuscitated this work from notebooks completed in the mid-'80s a time when his father died, he drove away the man he loved and he realized that he was "Horrors, old and gay!" Descriptive, wistful, sometimes fanciful and painfully frank, Kushner's poems describe human desperation and acceptance in clean, inclusive and oblique sweeps: "In the end/ you will utter again: Yes! I remember. Was/ playing in a garden, in the sounds, you charming/ secret things, a fart in his Italian corduroys & from/ somewhere Schubert. I forgive nobody the light it/ leave at that. To state the worst, perfectly. It/ will end never end." (July)
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: That April
Publisher: Small Press Distribution 0000-00-00
Book Condition: Good
Book Description United Artists Books, New York, 2000. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. A new copy of the first (softcover) edition. The text is of course unmaked, pristine. Cover bright and fresh in appearance. A brilliant copy. Bookseller Inventory # 007484
Book Description United Artists Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Very minimal shelf wear only, solid binding, clean pages. Bookseller Inventory # 14-25614