That April by Bill Kushner

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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.
 

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BILL KUSHNER is the author of five books of poetry, Love Uncut, Head, He Dreams of Waters, That April and Night Fishing. He is a 1999 winner of a New York Foundation of the Arts Award, and his work appears in Poetry After 9/11 and Best American Poetry 2002, guest-edited by Robert Creeley. He lives in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood.
 
Published January 1, 2000 by United Artists Books. 89 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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