A Hermit's Guide to Home Economics

A Hermit's Guide to Home Economics




Three medium-length poems by America's forgotten hermit poet and master of concrete minimalism.

Robert Lax’s Hermit’s Guide to Home Economics combines three long poems the poet composed on the Island of Patmos, where he lived a life separated from the rest of the world in the natural setting of that desert isle. Lax writes humorously about his “hermit” life, as if he were King Solomon doing a stand-up routine. But he also writes like a mystic whose surroundings speak to him, and uses the whole field of the page to explore the full potential of the word as image, and the poet as citizen. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811223294
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Series: New Directions Poetry Pamphlets Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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