There’s never a dull moment with Steven Carter, and he has never been in better form than in this meeting of the minds with the infamous, learned, wild poet Catullus. Carter riffs on many of the same themes — the age-old themes — but he also confronts the poet, searching for the wellsprings of his inspiration, and finding the lyrical beauty that underpins the scatalogical and erotic surface. Marylin Hazelton calls the resulting work “devastatingly beautiful,” while Alex Stein calls the result “poetical genius.”
Why this funny banter in the bedroom?
I’d already paid so it wasn’t about cash.
Back on the street, lightning and thunderclaps
Gave me the blessed perspective I needed,
And it dawned on me: She’d broken the “sacred oath”
Of courtesans: she was being herself.
Size: 5" x 7.5"
Binding: perfect softbound