In Steve Kowit: This Unspeakably Marvelous Life, four editors and numerous poets and essayists pool their understanding of and admiration for a brilliant poet/ essayist/ teacher/ animal rights advocate/ political activist and all-around troublemaker who died April 2, 2015. The contributors to this collection have created an anthology that is also something of a biography, encomium, accolade, homage, love-song for a master who deeply touched their lives and, in many cases, changed their art - always for the better, they say again and again in their acknowledgments. Dear Reader, you hold a luminous book in your hands. It is full of wisdom and humor. A touch of sadness here and there. Some poems and/or essays may make you wistful; others may make you laugh out loud, and certainly many will make you examine your own judgments and beliefs. Turn the page and welcome to the world of Steve Kowit.
July 2015 : USA Paperback