Lovers of Today

By Garrett Caples
Publication Date: October 5, 2021

ISBN# 9781950268443 (5.5x8 136pp, paperback)
ISBN# 9781950268450 (5.5x8 136pp, limited edition hardcover)

  • In Lovers of Today, Garrett Caples is his most playful and heartfelt. Here are poems that generously place the reader in a particular poetic moment that is both elegiac and also wildly entertaining. Taken from a bar of the same name in the Lower East Side in New York City, Lovers of Today is a collection of poetry that pays tribute to friendships including Kevin Killian, John Ashbery, Joanne Kyger, and Bill Berkson, among others, wherein each poem is a celebration of life’s ephemerality.

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  • Garrett Caples is the author of three previous poetry books, Power Ballads (Wave Books, 2016), Complications (Meritage Press, 2007), and The Garrett Caples Reader (Angle Press / Black Square Editions, 1999). He’s also written a book of essays, Retrievals (Wave Books, 2014), and a pamphlet, Quintessence of the Minor (2010). He’s the editor of Philip Lamantia’s Preserving Fire: Selected Prose (Wave Books, 2018), and Michael McClure’s Mule Kick Blues and Last Poems (City Lights, 2021), among many other titles. He is an editor at City Lights Books, in San Francisco where he curates the Spotlight Poetry Series.

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