Notes on the Possibilities and Attractions of Existence “treads the fine line between farce and pathos,” and offers the best work from the past thirty-five years by the inimitable Anselm Hollo. Wry and transcultural, eccentric and hip, this long-awaited retrospective is an essential addition to all poetry lovers’ bookshelves and required reading for students and fans of the masters of contemporary poetry.
“The bedrock solidness of Anselm Hollo’s poems makes as ever a place of refuge and delight in these meager times. Thank God for his humor, else we’d all be dead.” —Robert Creeley
“Don’t miss anything at all by this strong poet.” —Library Journal
“Post-hipster wit and lyricist Anselm Hollo has always had the world’s lightest touch when it comes to balancing a poem on the invisible wire between sentimental openness and ironic judgment.” —San Francisco Chronicle
Winner, Poetry Center Book Award, San Francisco State University