Written by Frederick Seidel
Publication Date September 15, 2012
"Something is going on. Something is wrong."
Frederick Seidel — the "ghoul" (Chicago Review), the "triumphant outsider" (Contemporary Poetry Review) — returns with a dangerous new collection of poems. Nice Weather presents the sexual and political themes that have long preoccupied Seidel — and thrilled and offended his readers. Lyrical, grotesque, elegiac, this book adds new music and menace to his masterful body of work.
Frederick Seidel's many books of poems include The Cosmos Trilogy, Ooga-Booga, which was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and Poems 1959-2009. He is the recipient of numerous prizes, including the 2002 PEN/Voelker Award for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, and the Lamont Prize. He lives in New York City.
"... a poet of wonderful fearlessness and daring ..." Tablet Magazine
"[Nice Weather] is bubbling over with invention and wit and chutzpah and grace ... there is writing here of a very high, very screwy order." Chicago Tribune