Life in the Past Lane

Life in the Past Lane

by Peter Carlaftes
Life in the Past Lane

Life in the Past Lane

by Peter Carlaftes


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In his impressive third volume, Peter Carlaftes digs into the beauty—and lunacy—of contemporary culture and its tendency to masque and disrupt the sustainability not just of the planet, but human nature itself.

The poems in Life in the Past Lane are both daring and discreet, ranging from full frontal assaults on political and religious cults to tender, discerning, intimate studies of the challenges of self-faith, relationships and maintaining quiet equilibrium in the noisy space of modern life.

Risk-taking and endlessly innovative, Carlaftes offers poems that dare to ask questions to which there is no answer, and to answer the unasked. It looks at the past clear-eyed, without reverence, and studies the place in the road where we are now, weaving cultural and personal memory with the currency that too-often ignores how we arrived. This extraordinary collection, relentlessly accessible, surprises with the depth of poems and the clarity of the thoughts, concepts, and execution that forged them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781953103406
Publisher: Three Rooms Press
Publication date: 09/26/2023
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Peter Carlaftes is author of five books including the poetry collections Drunkyard Dog and I Fold With the Hand I Was Dealt and two collections of plays: Teatrophy and Triumph for Rent. He is co-editor of the annual contemporary dada journal, Maintenant and editor of The Faking Of The President: Nineteen Stories of White House Noir. His poetry has appeared in NYC from the Inside, Love Love Magazine, Chorus: A Literary Mixtape and many more. He is co-director of Three Rooms Press.

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