This is Tony Towle’s tenth book of poems: a collective history spanning from the beginning of his career to the present. A New Yorker, Towle was born in Manhattan in 1939 where he spent most of his life and currently resides in Tribeca. The collection is divided into eras: 1963-65, 1965-69, 1970-79, and 1980-2000. If you’re a fan of Towle or you want to find out what his poetry is like, then this is the book. It encompasses a complete range of Towle’s abilities as a writer and poet, delving into his experimental styles and imagery.
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Originally published on December 3rd 2001.
Originally published in the Long Beach Union.