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Driving and Drinking: A Poem

Lee, David. Drawings by Dana Wylder

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ISBN 10: 0914742604 / ISBN 13: 9780914742609
Published by Copper Canyon Press, Port Townsend, WA, 1982
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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53 pp. Light handling and edgewear to wrappers, two small faint marks inside rear cover. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 09182

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Title: Driving and Drinking: A Poem

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press, Port Townsend, WA

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Wrappers

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (Paperback)

Edition: First Edition.

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Inside a truck in rural Utah, a pig farmer tells his young friend “Turn right up there / and get off these pavements.” What follows are cold beers and the monologue of a semiliterate man telling his heart’s tale. The interweaving stories—caustic, hilarious and heart-rending—create one of the most haunting and accomplished poems of our time. Driving and Drinking takes about an hour to read. It will stay with you a lifetime.

About the Author:

David Lee, author of eight books of poetry, was Utah's first Poet Laureate. A former seminary candidate, semi-pro baseball player, and hog farmer, he has a Ph.D. with a concentration in Milton and is the recently retired head of the Languages and Literature department at Southern Utah University.

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