Item #78572 Hip Hops: Poems About Beer (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series). Christoph Keller.

Hip Hops: Poems About Beer (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series)

Book Condition: New
Publisher: Everyman's Library, September 2018.
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1101907916

A beautiful hardcover Pocket Poets collection of poetic tributes to beer from around the world and through ages.

From the ancient Hymn to Ninkasi (the Sumerian goddess of beer) to eighth-century Chinese poet Li Bai's Bring in the Ale to Robert Graves's Strong Beer, the poems collected here attest to humankind's long attraction to the foamy and intoxicating product of malted grains. A surprising variety of poets have penned tributes to the brew; their tantalizing poems include Robert Burns's John Barleycorn, Edgar Allan Poe's Lines on Ale, Frank O'Hara's Beer for Breakfast, Sylvia Plath's The Beer Tastes Good, Muriel Rukeyser's Beer and Bacon, and Tom Waits's Warm Beer and Cold Women. Whether pulling up to the celestial bar in Keats's Mermaid Tavern or to the grittier, jazzier one in Carl Sandburg's Honky Tonk in Cleveland, Ohio (where the cartoonists weep in their beer), lovers of beer and poetry are sure to find something to celebrate in these tantalizing pages.

Item #78572

Price: $14.95

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