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Back to the Wine Jug: A Comic Novel in Verse

Back to the Wine Jug: A Comic Novel in Verse

by Joe Taylor


Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on June 1, 2020


Fiction. Poetry. Hybrid Genre. In BACK TO THE WINE JUG, Joe Taylor, author of the comic verse novel PINEAPPLE, returns to the form with a tour de force of wit, erudition, and earthy imagination.

Dateline: Hades, the Underworld, where things go bad. But things are going even worse up top with red/blue states, Brexit, the Middle East, Hong Kong, and college football. Diogenes, still toting his lantern in search of one honest (wo)man, is appointed by Lord Hades himself to teleport up to lovely Birmingham, Alabama, and mollify mundial matters, accompanied by his Doberman Pluto and Victoria Woodhull, the suffragette and 1872 presidential candidate. The trio is on the case to right the world's confusion. But, Lord H. being a consomméed plot-thickener, they find themselves followed in the transporter by commie-hating troublemaker J. Edgar Hoover....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944697976
Publisher: Sagging Meniscus Press
Publication date: 06/01/2020
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Joe Taylor is the author of the novels BACK TO THE WINE JUG: A COMIC NOVEL IN VERSE, PINEAPPLE, Oldcat & Ms. Puss: A Book of Days for You and Me and LET THERE BE LITE, OR, HOW I CAME TO KNOW AND LOVE GÖDEL'S INCOMPLETENESS PROOF, as well as a book of stories, GHOSTLY DEMARCATIONS: STORIES. He is the director of Livingston Press at the University of West Alabama.