Tom Disch s first collection of poems for ten years presents a dazzling variety show of inventive wit. His serious gift for humour permeates poems by turn lyric and narrative, satirical, rebellious, ribald, uncompromising and honest. Too idiosyncratic and various a poet to belong to any poetic grouping, he is simply, in the late Donald Davie s phrase, consistently entertaining and intelligent .
Tom Disch was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1940. He moved to New York, where he still lives, in 1957. A critically acclaimed and award-winning science fiction author (writing as Thomas M. Disch), he has published many novels, collections of short stories and of poetry, as well as children s fiction and two works of poetry criticism. He has contributed poems regularly to "Hudson Review," "Light," "Paris Review," " Poetry (Chicago)" and the "Times Literary Supplement"; he writes reviews for "The New York Times," "The Washington Post," "The Nation" and others."
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