You Are Here

Trade Paper – $16.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-5103-1

Cloth Text – $49.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-5102-4
Publication Date
November 2000
Page Count
65 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

You Are Here

Paul Breslin

Acerbic, rueful, tender, and suffused with understated wit, Paul Breslin's first collection of poems inhabits a realm of hard truths: the human condition in extremis, imprisoned or enslaved; the urban nightmare of incipient violence; the universe of adult dementia seen from the perspective of the baffled child.
About the Author
"The poems in You Are Here, Paul Breslin's marvelous new book, bring the whole soul into activity. They're funny, poignant, meditative, lyrical, visionary, allusive, seer-like at times, and citizen-like at others. These poems don't act as if the last two hundreds years of intellectual and social history haven't happened. . . . [It] is a memorable book, a beautiful book." --Alan Shapiro, author of The Dead Alive and Busy
"In an incisive plain style dedicated to clarity, directness, and psychologically acute observation balanced by meditative poise, Paul Breslin weaves personal and historical threads with a particular intelligence to reveal the paradoxes of experience, justice, and the decorum of giving voice. A long awaited and arresting first book of poems." --Tikkun